[CentOS] Cron job? or something else? help..

Michel van Deventer michel at van.deventer.cx
Mon Dec 14 08:05:38 UTC 2009


Hi,

On Mon, 2009-12-14 at 08:51 +0100, Michel van Deventer wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Mon, 2009-12-14 at 09:46 +0200, Roland Roland wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > i have a certain issue at hand that i'm trying to solve.
> > 
> > there's a certain command that i need to execute 10 minutes after boot.
> > how can i set that? im not very expert with cron jobs but can it be done 
> > that way? i know that cronjob works on specified time but how can i set 
> > it to run with '10 min after startup" as a condition ?
> There's no such option in cron. But the easiest way to do this is to put
> it in /etc/rc.d/rc.local like this :
> 
> sleep 600 && <command>
> 
> this waits 600 seconds and (if succesfully) executes your command
And (of course) slows down bootup :) Better put the sleep 600 in your script and start the script detached from /etc/rc.d/rc.local (with an & )

	Regards,

	Michel




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