[ELDK] Running programs at a specified date and time (crontab)

Detlev Zundel dzu at denx.de
Fri Jul 4 15:41:55 CEST 2008

Hi Giuseppe,

> I need to start a program at midnight, everyday.
> I think cron is a good solution for this problem, but I don't see 
> cron support in ELDK. Am I blind or is it really absent? If it's 
> absent, can I add it myself?

[dzu at pollux ~]$ /opt/eldk-4.1/bin/ppc_4xx-rpm -qa | grep cron
[dzu at pollux ~]$ /opt/eldk-4.2/bin/ppc_4xx-rpm -qa | grep cron
[dzu at pollux ~]$

So good ol' vixie cron was added in 4.2.  If you are working in earlier
ELDKs, "backporting" (very likely its only installing the SRPM and
rebuilding it) is likely the fastest way to go.


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