Subject: Re: syntax ideas solicited
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/25/2001 14:02:26
>> ...assuming a single setting (a single environment variable) is right
>> for all the cronjobs.
>I've been thinking about it and I can't honestly say why a single
>value wouldn't be right for all of them. It is purely accident that it
>works otherwise now.
>I now think kre is right -- just set it so nothing executes more than
>a bit past the specified time and be done with it.

otoh, the unix principle is that just because there's one way to do
something, doesn't mean there should only be one way to do something.

who wants to look at a patch (to usr.sbin/cron/job.c) to handle the
$WITHIN stuff?

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