How do i make my .jar file execute on startup because we have constant blackouts here and when the server starts up i want the server.jar to start as well.

Is there any simple way of doing this ?


Edit the /etc/rc.local file by doing:

sudo nano /etc/rc.local

And in there type

java -jar /path/to/your/file.jar

Make sure this goes BEFORE the 'exit 0'

  • Hi ive done this already, it does not work. – user294159 Jun 26 '14 at 14:00
  • does java -jar /path/to/your/file.jar normally work? – Mitch Jun 26 '14 at 14:07
  • Yes, well the command i use while logged in with putty is nohup java -jar /path/to/file/file.jar & then it works perfectly fine. – user294159 Jun 26 '14 at 14:17
  • Try adding that exact command to the file, and see if that works for you – Mitch Jun 26 '14 at 14:17
  • Also same result doesn't work, because its a basic network app so when i run the command it works but doesn't start up. – user294159 Jun 26 '14 at 14:31

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