I recently installed opencv but before I run the python script i always have to run these two commands:

workon cv
source ~/.profile

I already tried running the commands at boot, here's my '/etc/rc.local':

#!/bin/sh -e

IP=$(hostname -I) || true
if [ "$_IP" ]; then
  printf "My IP address is %s\n" "$_IP"

# boot.sh contains those two commands
exit 0

but it didn't work.

I even tried using crontab -e, but that too didn't work

Is there any other way by which i can avoid typing those commands in future?


1 Answer 1


Have you made sure you're file is executable?

Try changing /home/pi/boot.sh to say this:

workon cv
source /home/pi/profile

Then make the file executable with the following command:

chmod +x /home/pi/boot.sh

Also, rc.local is run as root so ~/profile would mean /root/profile instead of /home/pi/profile.

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