Running a process every N days

Mark Westwood markc.westwood at
Fri Jun 8 11:31:32 CEST 2007

Hi Dan

FWIW I'd use logrotate for this.

Mark Westwood

On Jun 7, 11:27 pm, "danmcle... at" <danmcle... at>
> What's the best way to run either an entire python process or a python
> thread every N days. I'm running Python 2.4.3 on Fedora Core 5 Linux.
> My code consists of a test and measurement system that runs 24/7 in a
> factory setting. It collects alot of data and I'd like to remove all
> data older than 30 days. My ideal solution would be something that
> runs in the background but only wakes up to run every few days to
> check for old data.
> Thanks,
> Dan McLeran

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