Raspberry Pi - run a script from boot up using Crontab

  1. First is add a SHEBANG line on top of your python script
    #!/usr/bin/env python

    2. Make your script executable with
    chmod a+x

    3. Open crontab with
    sudo crontab -e

    4. Add the following line. Make sure to include the full path to the script (MyScript.py is the name of your script)
    @reboot python /home/pi/Desktop/MyScript.py &

    5. To save these changes click “CTRL-X”, then “Y” and finally “Return”. You should now be back at the command prompt.

    To start testing you can now reboot