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Re: [SLE] Pullin' my hair out... arrrgh
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 03:15:33 +0200
  • Message-id: <200408050315.33777.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 04 August 2004 21:00, Misty Stanley-Jones wrote:
> Every 18 hours huh? 18 is a multiple of 6. 6*3 is 18, 6*4 is 24. Every
> 18 hours would be 6, 24, 18, 12. Run the cron job at all of these times,
> have it check for a file /tmp/should_run that gets generated when the
> script should run.

Excellent idea, much better than mine. The only thing I would change would be
to not put the "should_run" file in /tmp. It should go in a directory with
more restrictions, so general users can't create it and make the job run at
off hours. Aside from that, brilliant

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