Re: Config file management utility
On Wed, 3 Dec 1997, Adam Heath wrote:
> How about this. Some one creates a script, that is run from /etc/crontab.
> Whenever this script is run, it checks to see if another program is supposed
> to be run. If so, it does it, then checks to see when the next script is
> supposed to run. It then remodifies /etc/crontab, updating it's entry, so
> that it can run the next item. Does anyone understand this?
It sounds like something I was going to suggest as a joke. I was going to
propose that, in cron.daily, they put in a script that sets up 288 "at"
jobs... all 5 minutes apart. However, that's about at the top of the scale
of tackiness and inelegance, IMHO.
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