December 18th, 2003, 06:06 PM
run a shell without cron possible?
I have a shell I would like to execute every 5 minutes or so. But, my ISP does not support cron. Is it possible to run a script every so often without using cron?
December 22nd, 2003, 01:38 PM
You could use a perl script to do it then and leave it running in the background.
DISCLAIMER: Most sysadmins hate long running processes and will probably kill one, if they don't know what it does.
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December 23rd, 2003, 07:13 AM
while [0 ]; do <script_name_here>; sleep 300; done &
do not forget the last "&" as it will put your loop in the background.