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5.2.2 On Unix

You may start MathLM manually at any time using the command-line options listed in Section 5.3. However, it is typical to configure MathLM in one of two ways to ensure that it starts automatically when the system is rebooted.

  • Create a cron entry to start MathLM at a specified time or interval, such as once a day or once a week. If a mathlm process is already running, the new process exits.

  • Add lines similar to the following to a startup script, such as /etc/rc.d/init.d on Linux systems.

if [ -f /usr/local/Wolfram/MathLM/mathlm];

then /usr/local/Wolfram/MathLM/mathlm -logfile file;