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

Michel van Deventer michel at van.deventer.cx
Mon Dec 14 07:51:20 UTC 2009


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



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