runwhen

runwhen is a set of utilities for running commands at particular times. With these tools, you can perform calculations on time values in various ways, and use those calculated times to determine how long a process should sleep before performing some task.

This package is discussed on the prjware list. New releases are announced on the prjware-announce list.

Releases

runwhen is devoid of warranty and is distributed under the GNU General Public License, version 2. But that doesn't mean it's necessarily a good idea for you to distribute modified versions. (That includes repackaging.) I'd like to know if you plan to do that.

This link always points to the latest version (currently 2012.07.02).

Older versions are published for historical interest.

Dependencies

To build runwhen, you need Laurent Bercot's skalibs package. Edit conf-compile/depend_* as necessary during installation. Aside from the obsolete commands, runwhen is believed to work with both TAI clocks and POSIX clocks. (TAI-clock systems should use a right/ time zone and have /etc/leapsecs.dat; POSIX-clock systems should use a non-right/ time zone and have no /etc/leapsecs.dat.)

Installation

slashpackage is a good thing. You can read more about it here. If you don't already have /package, create it (on any filesystem you like, as long as it's accessible by the name “/package”):

# mkdir -p /usr/local/package
# ln -s /usr/local/package /
# chmod +t /package/.

Then run sp-install:

# sp-install runwhen-VERSION.tar.bz2

Or, if you like to do things manually, unpack the tarball and run package/install:

# cd /package
# bunzip2 < /path/to/runwhen-VERSION.tar.bz2 |
> tar -xpf -
# cd admin/runwhen-VERSION
# package/install

Read package/README and package/INSTALL for more detailed instructions.

Documentation

Obsolete commands, no longer in the current version:

Current known bugs

None.

Related links

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