I want to run this command when the login screen that prompts for your password is displayed: python ~/blabla/unlock.py &. I've tried using both lightdm and rc.local to no avail. Any help is appreciated!

  • Because of the nature of interpeting language you need have to have working python shell to execute python scripts. If i dont get you wrong, you want to do run scripts before login, i mean before the running shell which is as i know imposibble because shell begins to run in user level. Am I wrong? +1 – al0s Oct 12 '16 at 4:25
  • Or you just want to run when you login with username and password? Your question is not clear. – al0s Oct 12 '16 at 4:33
  • @al0s I stated that I wanted to run it at the password prompt screen..... – Ricky Oct 12 '16 at 4:43
  • I am also programming in Python. I want to learn too if it is possible. Let's wait someone to answer it. Maybe this question makes more sense in stackexchange unix/linux part. – al0s Oct 12 '16 at 5:03
  • How exactly did you try to use lightdm to do this? what does the script do? how should the system interpret ~ before a user has logged in? – steeldriver Oct 12 '16 at 5:30

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