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Re: Disowning CRON

by Dog and Pony (Priest)
on Jun 05, 2003 at 16:30 UTC ( #263404=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Disowning CRON

Well, either fork off the process as soon as you've realized you need a new daemon, or simply start the script in the background, freeing it from cron.

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Re: Re: Disowning CRON
by daveime (Novice) on Jun 05, 2003 at 16:53 UTC
    Many thanks to hardburn, zby, daeve, Dog and Pony !!

    I'll try starting as a background from cron ... that seems the easiest solution.

      If you're writing in a Linux box (i cant vouch for the other unixes) you can check out the list of start-up scripts in /etc/init.d.

      A few scripts are written to be 're-startable', and will find and restart the process in question when run with the option '-restart'.

      These scripts would give you a good idea of how they look for a process already running, in order to stop it, and start it again.


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