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I had a project where I need to run a command at EC2 reboot. I found only information about User Data but that works only at first launch which is not exactly what I needed. I need a command to run everytime I connect to the machine.

Question Answer

You can store a shell script in this directory:


It will be automatically run after every boot. (This is done by cloud-init, which also runs User Data scripts.)

After a little bit of research, I found a very easy solution. You can simply run.

echo "YOUR_COMMAND" >> .bashrc

This works also if you write it in the User Data section when launching your EC2 instance so that you don’t have to SSH into it after launch.


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