Subject: Re: syntax ideas solicited
To: Jarkko Hietaniemi <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/24/2001 18:40:55
Jarkko Hietaniemi <> writes:
> > Because the problem is a more general one, IMHO, in dealing with cron
> > and sleeping machines.
> One problem is that there is in cron no way to differentiate between
> "run this if you can, otherwise never mind" and "run this as soon as
> you can (after so and so), no matter what".

Well since it is pretty trivial to detect the difference in the
situations, I'd dispute that. The only real question to me is how to
specify it in the crontab syntax.

Perry E. Metzger
NetBSD Development, Support & CDs.