[CentOS] Consecutive Jobs

Thu Apr 8 12:40:39 UTC 2010
JohnS <jses27 at gmail.com>

On Thu, 2010-04-08 at 07:34 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:

> A very long time ago I did some generic job queueing stuff by hooking scripts 
> into the unix lpr print spooler which had the advantage that they could be 
> submitted from windows boxes through samba by going through the motions of 
> printing them, but things have changed quite a bit since then and I don't know 
> if that would still be easy.  If the commands are always the same or the 
> variable parts can be read as a list from a file, a shell loop is probably the 
> easiest approach.  You can also make a shell script read from a named pipe which 
> will wait for something to be written, but you have to be careful about the size 
> of the writes if there are concurrent writers to keep them from being interleaved.
I thought I was the only one that had that idea.... I guess not.  Using
the Spooler.