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How to set Dropbox startup delay in Ubuntu?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

My general solution is this script:


sleep $1
exec "$@"

Put that somewhere in your $PATH in an executable file called "delay". Here's an example of how to use this script:

delay 60 dropbox

That will wait 60 seconds, then execute dropbox. You can add delays to your startup programs by editing their commands in "Startup Applications".

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delay 60 dropbox Did not work in my Ubuntu. After some reading i found: sh delay 60 dropbox, or: ./delay 60 dropbox That did the job in my box. //TS. – user43189 Jul 18 '10 at 1:57
That's because you didn't put the executable in your $PATH. – badp Jul 20 '10 at 13:46

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