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Re: Cron or running process?

by haoess (Curate)
on Apr 28, 2004 at 20:51 UTC ( #348949=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Cron or running process?

Option 3 is the reason why cron was invented. Option 3 is much more work: Your process can be stopped, killed, it can hang etc. Every the machine reboots, you have to restart your process by hand. Use cron.

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Re: Re: Cron or running process?
by Elijah (Hermit) on Apr 28, 2004 at 21:22 UTC
    Not that I am an advocate for running process as my first post has indicated but restarting the app by hand is not neccessary if you add an entry to "/etc/rc.d/rc.local" (For RH, Fedora) and a similar file path for other distros. This entry will start the script automagically when the OS boots.

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