Running a process every N days

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Fri Jun 8 00:47:05 CEST 2007

danmcleran at schrieb:
> 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.

Use cron, the periodic task scheduler of your OS.


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