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Re: cron jobs quit after 1 minute

Dave Korn <dave.korn <at>> writes:

> On 29 November 2006 21:08, Andrew Louie wrote:
> > I want to set up a cron job to execute a perl script every day at 4am. I
> > have successfully set up the job so that it will execute the script, the
> > only problem is the script can take a long time to finish, as it does many
> > different tasks. 
> > 
> > The problem is that after about 1 minute, the script will just stop
> > executing when invoked from the cronjob. does anyone know how to keep the
> > cron service from exiting after 1 minute?
>   Write a script that doesn't crash after 1 minute?
>     cheers,
>       DaveK

It dosn't crash, when i run it standalone, it will complete successfully, only
when it is run by the cron service, does it just terminate after one minute.

alittle more information on the script:
the first part of the script does:
it reads all the *.tec.gz files in the dir one by one, unzips them, preplots
them, and zips them back up.

this loop of operations can take a while, and each unzip/preplot/zip process
completes successfully, the cron service will wait for the unzip/preplot/zip
process to complete before terminating my script.

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