DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-10
Re: Looking for HowTo instructions ...
The point of using periodic, at least under FreeBSD, is that there is a
'report' that is issued at the end of the monthly periodic run letting the
admin know the status of various things on their servers ...
So, for instance, it would give them a monthly reminder that the script *is*
running on their machine ...
--On Sunday, October 01, 2006 22:51:35 -0400 matthew sporleder
On 10/1/06, Marc G. Fournier <scrappy@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Can someone that has installed BSDstats on your server please email me
instructions on *how* to install it for your flavor of BSD? I do not believe
that either OpenBSD or NetBSD has a 'periodic' system similar to FreeBSDs,
and would like to put something up on the site explaining how to install
such that it runs once a month, specific to each flavors recommended method
Wouldn't cron be best suited for this task? That would seem pretty
logical for running a shell script on a timed basis. It's also quite
portable. I read the man page for periodic, but the usefulness of it
seems quite mysterious to me. ;)
@monthly Run once a month, "0 0 1 * *".
(personally, I like the 0 0 1 * * method)
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