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Re: [SLE] 9.3 cron.daily run time
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 7 May 2005 10:08:21 -0700
  • Message-id: <200505071008.21447.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>

On Saturday 07 May 2005 09:12, Ken Schneider wrote:
> ...
> What ever happened to using the system clock to schedule cron jobs?
> Seemed to work correctly for how many years? Now you schedule based
> on how long ago a file was created which is rather short sighted to
> me.

I believe the shortsightedness is your own.

Many users don't leave their systems running 24/7 and if the daily
processing scheduling was done in the manner you suggest, it would
simply be skipped if the system did not happen to be up at the selected

> Like I have said in the past
> If it aint broke, don't fix it (break it)

More like "If you don't like it, lump it" or, perhaps, "My way or the

> --
> Ken Schneider

Randall Schulz

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