Submit jobs to a set of PC's (w2k/nt)

djmitchell djmitchell at optushome.com.au
Thu Oct 25 09:26:12 CEST 2001


Rather than try to build something using Python, why not use the free 
cron tool from Cygwin (http://www.cygwin.com)?

It's pretty easy to use cron to kick off a process e.g. every 5 minutes.  
The process could move files around, process data if there's data there to 
process etc. - everything you've listed below would be pretty trivial to 
implement using a few cron jobs.

Good luck

Dave Mitchell

Jens Bloch Helmers wrote:

> As a python newbie I would apreciate any input on
> relevant modules or programs for solving the following task:
> 
> Send an input file to a given directory on machine A.
> Start a program on machine A. (Do not wait for exit)
> Send an input file to a given directory on machine B.
> Start a program on machine B. (Do not wait for exit)
> ...
> Copy result files from machine A to host machine.
> Copy result files from machine B to host machine.
> ...
> 
> The machines are running win2k/NT and are connected in
> a local TCP/IP network.
> 
> Thanks for any input,
> 
> Jens Helmers




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