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Re^2: sleeping for a minute

by aaron.m (Novice)
on Feb 18, 2010 at 21:19 UTC ( #824035=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: sleeping for a minute
in thread sleeping for a minute

Why would you prefer that? Just curious...

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Re^3: sleeping for a minute
by bot403 (Beadle) on Feb 18, 2010 at 21:48 UTC

    1. In case it dies.
    2. In case it has a memory leak.
    3. In case someone kills it purposely or accidentally
    4. So you dont have to install it to run when the system starts up.
    5. Because making a true daemon or windows service that *behaves well* is a minor PITA
    6. To have more fine grained control on when and how often it runs (day of week, day of month, hours, etc)

Re^3: sleeping for a minute
by linuxer (Curate) on Feb 18, 2010 at 23:33 UTC

    bot403 listed the reasons I was thinking of (even a few more).

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