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Hello I am running a kubuntu 13.10 distro, but I guess my question is pretty general...how to make a .jar execute in background at system start?

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You can put your command in file /etc/rc.local:

#!/bin/sh -e
#
# rc.local
#
# This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel.
# Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other
# value on error.
#
# In order to enable or disable this script just change the execution
# bits.
#
# By default this script does nothing.

java -jar file.jar &

exit 0
  • Instead of exiting 0, would it be better to exit with $? – spuder Apr 8 '14 at 16:47
  • will it run as a background task this way? Or do I need to explicitely set a "&" after the command? – Phate Apr 8 '14 at 19:18
  • Adding & to your command to make it running in background. – cuonglm Apr 8 '14 at 19:28

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