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Mar
5
comment How to schedule something run once using anacron?
From the man page: executes commands when system load levels permit; in other words, when the load average drops below 1.5, or the value specified in the invocation of atd. I wouldn't want it limited by system load though
Mar
5
asked How to schedule something run once using anacron?
Mar
1
answered need portable crontab host-checking/failover logic across Linux & Cygwin
Feb
28
comment need portable crontab host-checking/failover logic across Linux & Cygwin
Note that in Linux the test could be collapsed to ping -A -c5 $partner || partner=nnn however I needed to add the 6 7 and |grep ... for Cygwin compatibility.
Feb
28
asked need portable crontab host-checking/failover logic across Linux & Cygwin
Feb
28
comment Alternative to `pkill` or `pgrep -f` on cygwin?
as can the native taskkill /f /im procname.exe
Feb
27
revised history list in bash always truncated to 5000 lines at new login
re-ran commands for clean measurements
Feb
27
revised history list in bash always truncated to 5000 lines at new login
output mistake
Feb
27
revised history list in bash always truncated to 5000 lines at new login
correction
Feb
26
asked history list in bash always truncated to 5000 lines at new login
Feb
26
awarded  Scholar
Feb
26
awarded  Commentator
Feb
26
accepted how to use “Unusable” sectors outside defined partition boundaries
Feb
26
comment how to use “Unusable” sectors outside defined partition boundaries
Assigning answer for now. I'm looking to turn this into a fuller bootup solution that considers total sector count fdisk -s /dev/sda and boundary of last partition, to safely find that start offset.
Feb
25
answered changing default shell to /bin/bash of at job scheduler like in CRON
Feb
25
comment changing default shell to /bin/bash of at job scheduler like in CRON
It seems for now it can't be changed because the at daemon hardwires /bin/sh somewhere. My workarounds to call bash complicate and make for very confusing double/triple quote escaping.
Feb
3
comment How can I do a “copy if changed” operation?
Glad to help. I'm a stickler when it comes to preserving things like modtimes, permissions and soft links. Often overlooked
Feb
2
answered How do I copy all files and directories except certain ones over ssh?
Feb
2
revised How can I do a “copy if changed” operation?
cygwin comment
Feb
2
comment How can I do a “copy if changed” operation?
-times does that for me. Unison has a dry-run mode too, me thinks.