I am running ubuntu 11.10 in a virtual machine (VirtualBox) to learn more about development in linux. I am using a git repository to save my work and have written a script to bundle my work up and save it to the shared folder for use while the virtual machine is not running.
I would like to automatically run this script before shutdown so that my work is always available if the vm is off (currently I have to manually run the script).
I don't know if upstart is the best way to accomplish this, but this is the config that I wrote as a test:
description "test script to run at shutdown"
start on runlevel 
The result is that only one touch is accomplished (the first touch in pre-start).
What do I need to change to see one of the touches after the sleep to work?
Or Is there an easier way to get this accomplished?
Thanks in advance.