CGI conundrum

Andrew Dalke dalke at acm.org
Sun Mar 5 06:56:47 CET 2000


Robin Becker asked:
> Do I set up a cgi script to do the job for me and
> get my cron job to request it using urllib or is
> there some more obvious way?


The other option would be to do the cleanup in each
CGI call.  Most cleanup I know of is "scan the
directory and remove files older than X days".
That's quick enough that user's shouldn't see slow
downs, and if it is, spawn off the cleanup task
in the background.

                    Andrew
                    dalke at acm.org






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