Re: screen or crontab?
Originally Posted by jpollard
After all, that is what it was designed for.
One advantage is that you will not have to restart the process after a reboot - crontab entries do that.
Another is that you will get a more accurate time interval ( well, relatively more accurate). The time can vary depending on system load, but there will be a less loaded system than a process running continuously (even sleeping takes up memory...)
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