[TriLUG] Starting and stopping jobs with cron
vnsnes at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 9 19:33:13 EST 2004
Here's the situation... I start a process using cron, but I need to kill
that process one hour later using cron. There doesn't seem to be a
crontab option to run a command for a specified period of time. I
suppose I could set an environment variable at the start of the process
containing the process ID and an hour later use that environment
variable as an argument to "kill", but I do not know a way to retrieve
the process ID.
Would it be easy to parse "ps | grep <command_name>" or is there an
better way to do this?
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