5.2. How do I start Interchange when I reboot?

Use the standard facility on your operating system. For BSD-style systems, the file is usually called rc.local (in the /etc directory).

On SVR4 systems, it is quite a bit more complex. Look for the /etc/rc.d directory and see what other programs do. Often the file is called S99startup or something similar.

Important note: Interchange must not run as root, which is the user identity that the startup file executes. (Interchange will refuse to start if executed as root.) The technique to start up depends on the facility of your su(1) command. This should work on most operating systems:

   su interchange <<EOF

The EOF must be the only thing on the line (no leading or trailing whitespace). If your su(1) command has a -c option (as most System 5 UNIXes do), you can just set:

   su -c /your/interchange/dir/bin/restart interchange

Interchange supplies a restart script which tries to do the above portably. It works on many operating systems.