In Unix, how can I get a command to execute when I log out?
If you use the
bash shell, you can create a file in your home directory that contains commands that you want executed when you log off (i.e., immediately after you enter
If you use
tcsh, create a file called
.logout. If you use
bash, create a file called
.bash_logout. In the file, put the commands you wish to have executed upon logging out.
Use this feature with care. If your
.logout file is lengthy or contains errors and you leave a public terminal before verifying that the file is done executing, an unscrupulous user could gain access to your account by interrupting its execution.
At Indiana University, for personal or departmental Linux or Unix systems support, see At IU, how do I get support for Linux or Unix?
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Last modified on 2016-12-06 11:11:03.
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