Customizing the launch sequence of RetroPie.
Written on September 6, 2020
# /opt/retropie/configs/all/autostart.sh # purposes: # 1) upon boot up, wait for user input to decide what to launch # 2) by default, empty input or time out will launch emulation station # 3) also useful after boot up, since pressing ctrl + d automatically runs # this script from the shell, it makes for a powerful hub for executing more # "wordy" commands. for example, ctrl + d then s will shut the system down # note that actually, any key other than the pre-defined ones will abort echo "=================================================================" echo "=== EmulationStation starting in 3 seconds. Press z to abort. ===" echo "=================================================================" # read 1 character from input with a 3-second timeout # and save in variable $input read -n 1 -t 3 input echo "" # default case # if the input is empty or time runs out, start emulation station # this works without keyboard, e.g., when only controller is connected # in case keyboard is indeed connected, hit enter or space to skip the wait if [ -z "$input" ] then emumlationstation # if "x", then start desktop elif [ "$input" == "x" ] then startx # the rest is for illustrative purposes # if "s", then shutdown elif [ "$input" == "s" ] then sudo shutdown now # if "r", then reboot elif [ "$input" == "r" ] then sudo reboot # if "k", then start kodi elif [ "$input" == "k" ] then kodi # if anything else, print help info else # print help info fi