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Re^4: Cron Jobs That Run For Too Long

by LanX (Sage)
on Apr 23, 2021 at 16:02 UTC ( #11131663=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Cron Jobs That Run For Too Long
in thread Cron Jobs That Run For Too Long

(For the record if someone reads this thread again)

Cool trick, but strongly discouraged on Windows.

See Re^2: File lock demo and other links in that thread for explanation.

Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
Wikisyntax for the Monastery

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Re^5: Cron Jobs That Run For Too Long
by Bod (Curate) on Apr 23, 2021 at 17:52 UTC
    but strongly discouraged on Windows

    Good point...
    But the OP did mention CRON and not Task Scheduler.

      This trick was referenced many times in the following years, and many people won't bother to read the OP.

      And personally I take "cron" as a generic term and I've also already seen people installing a cron demon on Win.

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery

        And personally I take "cron" as a generic term

        Interesting...I always use CRON in a *nix context. Perhaps because, until the recent Raspberry Pi Curtain Controller, the only time CRON and I came together was on a webserver.

        I've also already seen people installing a cron demon on Win

        I have heard rumours about this...it's not something I've looked into.

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