[sf-lug] Adding Scripts to Bash

Alex Kleider a_kleider at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 6 18:47:55 PDT 2011

Eric, I was the one at that meeting trying to solve this for you, along with help from others. We never got it the way you wanted it but what you wanted did come to pass after you opened the terminal (ran bash) for the first time.
We did it by putting the command as a line in your ~/.bashrc file.
You could do the same with any command. 

a_kleider at yahoo.com

----- Original Message -----
From: Eric W. Rasmussen <ericwrasmussen at gmail.com>
To: sf-lug at linuxmafia.com
Sent: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 5:43 PM
Subject: [sf-lug] Adding Scripts to Bash

A while back I went to a LUG meeting and the fine folks helped me add a script to my terminal that activated once it opened.  Basically, I need to turn off my touchpad at startup. The script is this:

xinput set-int-prop "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad" "Device Enabled" 8 0

We couldn't get it to automatically deactivate without opening the terminal so I said, Whatever!  But I have changed my OS (mint) and I need to do it again.

Now I have to run a special .sh file if I want Skype to work correctly.  The question is...

Where do I place skype.sh and how do I automate the execution once terminal is open.

Much thanks if you can walk me through this


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