I need my script to be executed a minute after each reboot. When I apply
@reboot in my crontab it is too early for my script - I want the script to be executed after all other tasks that are routinely run on reboot. How might I run the script sometime after reboot?
Is the script only ever intended to run one minute after boot up, or can it be used at other times, too? In the former case, you can add
sleep 60 to the beginning of your script, or in the latter case, add it to the crontab file:
@reboot sleep 60 && my_script.sh
As has been pointed out by sr_, though, perhaps you are tackling this in the wrong way, and a proper init.d or rc.d script would be a more robust solution.
If you need to execute something after reboot when network will become available, for example, you can write systemd unit that will be executed at required time (of course this will work only on systems with systemd).
To do so create file
/etc/systemd/system/my_script.service with following contents:
[Unit] Description=My script that requires network After=network.target [Service] Type=oneshot ExecStart=/full/path/to/my_script.sh [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
sudo systemctl daemon-reload sudo systemctl enable my_script
I would use
at. As in:
@reboot echo /root/bin/do_the_stuff | at now + 2 minutes # at assigns it an execution time truncated to whole minutes, # so this means it will execute in 1--2 minutes.
... with the added mentioned caveat that if what you really want is to run it after all other things, you should check how to do that in the init that your OS is using.