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Date:      Tue, 22 Aug 2000 13:11:25 -0500
From:      "Daryl Chance" <dchance@valuedata.net>
To:        "George Osvald" <mail@okstudio.com.au>, <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: crontab
Message-ID:  <012501c00c64$65028220$0200000a@development1>
References:  <000001c00c63$c5f77b40$99f438cb@gosvald>

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one way would be to pipe the pid to a file whn it starts
(i think it can be done) and from there, add a check at
the beginning to check the file, it it exists, exit();,
at the end, rm the file.

HTH,
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----- Original Message -----
From: "George Osvald" <mail@okstudio.com.au>
To: <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2000 1:07 PM
Subject: crontab


> Hello everyone!
>
> My ISP where I have my web page, is running freeBSD 4.0. I do not know a
lot
> about it. I know how to use crontab to start a script at certain time how
> ever how do I use crontab to check on the script that is already running?
I
> have a long running script and restarting it when it is already running
> doesn't make sense. That only produces a error message.
>
> to start it I would be using something like:
>
> 5 * * * * root ./start
>
> This would start the script every five minutes. Now how do I check if the
> script is running after it's been started and if it wasn't to restart it
> again. Can anyone help?
>
> Regards,
>
> George Osvald
>
>
>
>
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