This may seem a bit Pointless, but i am new to scripting in Linux. I would like to know how I would Run a Shell Script* to run on boot and allow me to remote desktop it at any time. I am planning to use it as a Minecraft Server So any Help Would be appreciated. Emersont1 :)
the script looks like this:

 BINDIR=$(dirname "$(readlink -fn "$0")")  
 cd "$BINDIR"  
 java -Xmx1024M -jar craftbukkit.jar -o true  

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  1. remember RPi has very slow performance for Minecraft server - IF it will work after all it won't be able to handle more than few players.

  2. Startup script It is very easy - just put your startup script into /etc/init.d folder and make the file executable (chmod +x /etc/init.d/filename)

  3. You need it to run in 'screen', which will hold the server on.

Install the program called screen: aptitude install screen

and your final startup script could look like this (you can not allocate 1024MB of RAM, because RPi has only 512):

 screen java -Xmx450M -jar /path/to/file/craftbukkit.jar -o true 
  • Thank you very much. i only intend to use it between me and a few freinds but is it possible to make it faster by having memory swap space
    – user181782
    Feb 16, 2014 at 14:02
  • also will i need to log on to the user if so, how do i bypass it?
    – user181782
    Feb 16, 2014 at 14:35

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