scripts

Nils van den Heuvel n.heuvel at wxs.nl
Sat Jun 10 08:22:55 PDT 2000


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Georg Wilckens wrote:
> 
> On Sat, Jun 10, 2000 at 12:13:09PM +0100, Adam Mercer wrote:
> > hi
> >
> > i want to set up a script on my system that runs once a day, to clean out
> > temp. directories, check the filesystem and other things, but i can't work
> > out how i can check if the scripts already been run for that day.
> 
> cron(8) jumps to my mind, but it seems like running cron doesn't
> guarantee that a command will be executed daily. If you set it to run
> everyday at midnight, it will never run if your machine is always
> turned off at that time.
> 
> > i've been thinking along the lines of 'touch'ing a file after the script has
> > been run and then before the script is run check the datestamp of that file,
> > if the dates the same don't run the script if it's different run the
> > script - but i just can't work out how to check the timestamp.
> 
> sed should help you to parse the output of ls.
> 
> Regards,
>         Georg
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