[CentOS] run script on logout

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 14:35:49 UTC 2009

John Doe wrote:
> From: Janez Kosmrlj <postnalista at googlemail.com>
>> Does anyone have an idea how to run a script when the user logs out.
>> I tried puting the command in the .bash_logout file, but it doesnt work.
> bash man:
>        A  login shell is one whose first character of argument zero is a -, or
>        one started with the --login option.
>        ...
>        When  a  login  shell  exits, bash reads and executes commands from the
>        file ~/.bash_logout, if it exists.
> So, if you run bash and exit, it won't be executed.
> If you run bash --login and exit, it will be executed...
> Also from the man:
>        ~/.bash_profile
>               The personal initialization file, executed for login shells
>        ~/.bashrc
>               The individual per-interactive-shell startup file
> In gnome terminal, there is an option in the profile to force it to a login shell...

A 'trap 0' statement in the user's .profile or .bash_profile should also be 
executed as the login shell terminates.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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