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XJanitor.pl intelligently runs required maintenance tasks
Authored by: luhmann on Mar 20, '03 03:34:34PM

I have Xjanitor set to check at 15 minutes after the hour - this is once an hour. It doesn't take up any resources at all when it checks. It simply checks the modification dates of the logs for the periodic scripts. If they haven't been run in the appropriate time frame then it runs them. Even if your computer is asleep a lot, the chances are that at least once a day it is on at 15 minutes after the hour. It seems like a reasonable solution to me. Apple, on the other hand, has it set to run at a specified time in the middle of the night when your laptop is probably off or asleep.



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XJanitor.pl intelligently runs required maintenance tasks
Authored by: luhmann on Mar 20, '03 03:36:35PM

Addendum: I personally would rather not have a surge of activity on my comptuer when it wakes from sleep or turns on. Usually then is when I need to use it the most and I want it to be quick.



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