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Why doesn't Cron allow for intervals UNDER 60 seconds?

Asked by Wilhelm (66points) September 26th, 2007

Just curious.

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samkusnetz's avatar

perhaps because anything that needs to happen more than once a minute really ought to be its own process, governing its own schedule?

Wilhelm's avatar

Like a daemon or service. That makes sense, but the instance that brought up this question came from trying to execute a PHP script every 10 seconds.

My solution was to create a loop around the particular process and invoke PHP’s sleep() function to pause it for 10 seconds. The script gets executed every 60 via a cron assignment.

You do make a good point, though. Thanks!

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