It's alive! Well sorta.

justin justin at
Sat Dec 7 20:02:55 MST 2013

On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 5:35 PM, S. Dale Morrey <sdalemorrey at>wrote:

> It's just a feeder script, so in the end my solution was just to issue
> init.d/mydaemon start through cron on an hourly basis.
> It's not vital that it run ALL the time just most of the time, and the
> daemon will already refuse to let more than 1 run at time.
> I know it seems like a kludge, but adding any extra overhead would strain
> an aready resource constrained environment.
> Thanks for the tips though.  They'll probably come in handy in the future,
> so I'm bookmarking this thread :)
I usually go for launchd, Monit or God.

But I've definitely used `while true; do ...; done` in init scripts for
things where those are overkill :P


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