User tasks in ~/.logout
- From: Polytropon <freebsd@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 15:57:50 +0200
I have some users who I want to "schedule" a specific job
for which gets executed on their user account. For some
of them, it will be twice a day, for others just once a
month. It should happen at logout time.
The intended mechanism to do so is ~/.logout, the C shell's
Example: The user quits his work (shell "exit" or ending
a custom program that is executed by the shell),
now the ~/.logout shoult be executed, e. g. copying his
current datasets to "immediate backup" (or other means of
I assume I cannot use this approach when the user runs
his specific program _as_ the shell (per /etc/passwd),
but that's not a problem now, as it's easier to give
a regular shell and use ~/.login to "auto-exec" the
My question is: As users connect to the system per SSH,
how much time will the "at logout time" process have to
finish work, or does it work _any_ time after the user
has (1st) logged out and (2nd) terminated SSH connection
(e. g. disconnect from SSH CLI client or PuTTY)?
Will such a ~/.logout job finish even if the user closes
his connection right after logout?
And just in case a user does not properly log out (e. g.
closes PuTTY right from the open session, maybe from within
the program or shell he currently runs), will this cause
~/.logout to be processed, or will it be a "stale connection"?
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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