I need a series of commands or a single command that sleeps until the next occurrence of a specific time like "4:00" occurs.
How would I do that?
at command or a cronjob is not a option because I must not leave the script I'm currently in.
The specific case I am talking about is a script running in screen. It is very important that I do not stop the execution of the script by the script itself because there are store many important variables which are needed at some point of the script. The script is not always supposed to be executed in a regular matter. It just needs to be executed at a specific time.
It would be very benificial if the script would have to create any files or any other tasks such as cronjobs or other screens. This is simply a question of design.
I just had an awsome idea:
difference=$(($(date -d "4:00" +%s) - $(date +%s))) if [ $difference -lt 0 ] then sleep $((86400 + difference)) else sleep $difference fi
Do you have any better ideas?
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