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Old 11-13-2004, 12:16 AM   #1
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Combine cron with shutdown?


I'm considering adding the following bash alias to my bash profile to run at the end of a day's work on my HD Knoppix-powered dell laptop:

alias endday='daily; sleep 30; shutdown -h +3'

where 'daily' is actually another alias to run daily cron (I haven't bothered with setting up anacron.)

Question: if I do this, can I be sure that the daily cron will be completely run prior to the system running 'sleep 30 or 'shutdown'? ie do commands run like this run purely sequentially? I want to be sure the system won't begin a shutdown or save its user lockout file during the shutdown if cron is still running.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 12:21 AM   #2
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How about
daily && shutdown -h +3
then?

shutdown will only happen if daily succeeded.


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Old 11-13-2004, 08:51 AM   #3
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Okay!

That works!
 
Old 11-13-2004, 01:56 PM   #4
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Pleasure :)


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