I am trying to run a python script that uses the RPi Camera on boot from /etc/rc.local. This is the command I need to run:
python ~/Documents/camera/camera.py --conf ~/Documents/camera/conf.json
This is what my rc.local file looks:
#!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other # value on error. # # In order to enable or disable this script just change the execution # bits. # # By default this script does nothing. # Print the IP address _IP=$(hostname -I) || true if [ "$_IP" ]; then printf "My IP address is %s\n" "$_IP" fi python ~/Documents/camera/camera.py --conf ~/Documents/camera/conf.json & exit 0
I also tried putting this in my rc.local file to find the error, but the log remained empty.
python ~/Documents/camera/camera.py --conf ~/Documents/camera/conf.json > ~/Documents/camera/logfile.log
I know for sure that the python command works because I tried running it from the terminal. The python code I am using is from this tutorial but modified,