I have installed syncthing on my Raspberry Pi but it does not start automatically.
How can I run it automatically after a reboot?

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The folder /usr/share/applications contains shortcuts to all installed programs.
All shortcuts which are copied to the folder /home/pi/.config/autostart will be started automatically after a reboot.

The following command copies the needed shortcut to the autostart folder:

cp /usr/share/applications/syncthing-start.desktop /home/pi/.config/autostart

Hint: In my case I use the standard user pi. If you use a different user name then you have to adopt it to /home/different-username

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