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Old 01-18-2004, 08:09 PM   #1
MaverickApollo
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A few things I need help on!


Hello all.

I have a few questions I need a helping hand with!

1.) When the "Uptime" command is run, what are the last three values representing on the output?

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01:01:23  up 2 days, 20:15,  1 user,  load average: 0.06, 0.09, 0.06
The other thing is that I have "Fetchmail" running as a demon process at the current time. However I am looking at stopping using it in this means, and running it as a Cronjob.

This is because I want it to run every few mins throughout the day, but at night only run every couple of hours.

would this have any detrimental effect on say memory useage? I mean opening and closing a program every few mins?

Many Thanks


Michael....
 
Old 01-18-2004, 09:15 PM   #2
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Hi Michael,

The last three numbers in the uptime output are your system load averages for the last 5, 10 and 15 minutes (or something real close to that. Your machine isn't breaking a sweat, it's just cruising along waiting for something to do

I guess you can run fetchmail as a cron job, but I think that this is normally configured in your fetchmail.conf and/or .fetchmailrc. Dunno for sure.

Jim Dishaw
 
Old 01-18-2004, 09:21 PM   #3
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Thanks for that Jim, I was'nt sure what they were representing! I knew they were loads of the system, but did'nt know they were 5 10 and 15 mins readings!


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I guess you can run fetchmail as a cron job, but I think that this is normally configured in your fetchmail.conf and/or .fetchmailrc. Dunno for sure.
Yeap, the .fetchmailrc file just tells fetchmail what servers to poll, I have fetchmail running fron init.d as a daemon at the moment, which means that it runs 24/7.

I am currently changing it from this to a cron job, so that it runs through the day every 2 mins, then through the night it runs every few hours. But would starting fetchmail in this mode have any detrimental effect on the system?

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