[CentOS] Linux at command
mikev777 at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 20 14:52:21 UTC 2007
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> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Frank M. Ramaekers
> Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:41 AM
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> Subject: [CentOS] Linux at command
> I'm having a problem with the Linux (unix) at command. I
> have a program/script that needs to run another
> program/script within seconds.
> Unfortunately the at command only accepts minutes as input.
> Therefore, scheduling a command within a minute (i.e. adding
> 1 minute to the current time), can cause the command to run
> within 1 to 60 seconds.
> (Add 1 minute to a time such as 11:43:59 will cause it to run
> at 11:44:00, one second later.) I don't quite understand why
> unix has this limitation.
> Is there something else I should be considering?
> Frank M. Ramaekers Jr.
> Systems Programmer; MCP, MCP+I, MCSE & RHCE American Income
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You could just run the other script and run a sleep command at the beginning
of it for a specified number of seconds. I know it's not clean but at least
it's another avenue to explore.
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