AUTORUN(1)                                                          AUTORUN(1)


       autorun   -   automatically   mounts/unmounts   CDROMs   and   executes
       /path_to_cdrom/autorun after mounting


       autorun [-lmqv?V] [-a EXEC] [-c CDPLAYER] [-e STRING] [-i MILLISEC]
               [-n STRING] [-t STRING] [--autorun=EXEC] [--cdplayer=CDPLAYER]
               [--interval=MILLISEC] [--lock] [--mountonly] [--daemon]
               [--notify=STRING] [--notify-insert=STRING]
               [--notify-eject=STRING] [--quiet] [--verbose] [--help]
               [--usage] [--version] [cdromdevices...]


       autorun  automagically  recognises all available CDROMs in your system,
       mounts them upon insertion and executes a possible ’autorun’ executable
       on the CD. To allow an ordinary user to do this you have to add the op-
       tions user,exec in /etc/fstab to the CDROMs you want to use.

       You may also use Autorun.desktop for KDE. Just place  it  in  your  Au-
       tostart folder.

       Command  strings are parsed and %P% is replaced by the mountpoint path.
       %D% is replaced by the device path. After that the command string  will
       be executed using /bin/sh -c "command string";


       -a, --autorun=EXEC
              Execute EXEC, if the CD changes. This executable must be located
              on the CD. I.e. if you specify "--autorun=myprogram",  and  your
              CD is mounted under /mnt/cdrom, after the CD is changed, autorun
              will attempt to run "/mnt/cdrom/myprogram". (default "/autorun")

       -c, --cdplayer=CDPLAYER
              Run   CDPLAYER,   if   an   audio   CD   is   inserted  (default

       -i, --interval=MILLISEC
              The time to wait in MILLISEC between checks (default 1000)

       -l, --lock
              Lock the mounted media (unmount by hand)

       -m, --mountonly
              mount/unmount only (do not execute anything)

       -d, --daemon
              Fork to background immediately

       -n, --notify=STRING
              Command STRING that will executed if  the  CD  changes  (default
              "/usr/bin/kfmclient configureDesktop")

       -t, --notify-insert=STRING
              Command  STRING  that will executed if a CD was inserted and the
              autorun executable "/autorun" or the one  specified  with  --au-
              torun  was  NOT  executed.  (default "/usr/bin/kfmclient openURL

       -e, --notify-eject=STRING
              Command STRING that will executed if a CD was  ejected  (default

       -q, --quiet
              Don’t produce any output

       -v, --verbose
              Produce verbose output

       -?, --help
              Give this help list

              Give a short usage message

       -V, --version
              Print program version

       Mandatory  or  optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or
       optional for any corresponding short options.


       Harald Hoyer <>

       There  is  a  project   web   page   at   http://source-


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