I want to start an application after the boot sequence of
In my case an
Amiga Shell application:
Where are the startup files located and what are the changes to provide this?
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You should start by adding your chosen commands to
S/User-Startup on your boot volume. You can also refer to it as
S: will redirect to the S directory on the boot volume. This will definitely work on Workbench 2.04 and later, and may also work on earlier versions too (some application software "backports" the necessary support to Workbench 1.3 systems).
The command you want to add is simply:
If this doesn't work, then your system most likely doesn't support S/User-Startup. This is normal on the earlier Workbench versions. In this case you'll have to make a change to the system startup file. This is called
S/Startup-Sequence on your boot volume.
The last lines of this file, by default, will be something like this:
LoadWB DELAY EndCLI >NIL:
If you add the command
NewShell in between these two lines, it should do what you are looking for.