I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.1 and I'm trying to create a script that shuts down Chromium properly before shutting down the system so that it doesn't give me "restore session" popup after booting. I figured I'll use killall to this and came up with
#!/bin/bash killall -HUP "chromium-browser --enable-pinch"
that seems to do the trick.
However, now I have a problem with actually running this script at shutdown or reboot.
First thing I tried was putting it in
chmod a+x and then symlinking it to
K99shutdownscript and later
K01ashutdownscript. However, that didn't work for me.
I thought maybe I should just create a new systemd service, so I created
/etc/systemd/system with contents like this:
#!/bin/bash ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: shutdownscript # Required-Start: # Required-Stop: # Default-Start: # Default-Stop: 0 1 6 # Short-Description: Start daemon at boot time # Description: Enable service provided by daemon. ### END INIT INFO [Unit] Description=Saves Chromium session Before=shutdown.target reboot.target halt.target [Service] Type=oneshot RemainAfterExit=true ExecStop=/home/istir/shutdownscript.sh [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
Then I ran
systemctl start shutdownscriptnew.service and
systemctl enable shutdownscriptnew.service but it still didn't work as intended.
However, when I run
systemctl stop shutdownscriptnew.service it actually does what it should do and closes chromium properly so that after I open it again it doesn't want to restore pages.
Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS GNOME Shell 3.28.2 Chromium installed from Ubuntu's software application (chromium-browser) Shutting down from GNOME taskbar.
I also tried just installing Google Chrome from google.com/chrome/ but it still wanted to restore pages after reboot.
I specifically want to be able to run script like this and not fix chromium because I have similar issue with Spotify - it doesn't save my last song when I shut down my PC and I'm hoping to do something similar to it.
I guess the problem is with
shutdownscriptnew.service but I searched and searched and can't find anything that works for me.
Thanks for help!