cron jobs and LC server

jbv at jbv at
Mon Oct 6 04:12:15 EDT 2014

Hi list
I need to run a cron job every 5 minutes to process
some data on a server and the job needs to stop when
all data are processed. The thing is : the data will be
posted only once or twice a month and it is impossible
to predict when.
So my idea is to set up a cron job automatically when
needed and remove it when all data are processed.

I found the following tutorial :
Before I make a big mistake I thought it would be wise to
ask specialists on this list if it would be safe to do that from
within a LC server script...
The idea is : a specific LC script would be used to set up and
remove the cron, which in turn would trigger another script
every 5 min to process data.


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