Reply to post: Re: Needs the human touch

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Nick Kew Silver badge

Re: Needs the human touch

I have cron jobs that run at hour+delta, where delta is a small number of minutes. It's a habit I started when working on busy shared systems, and I thought it made sense to offset my jobs from the likeliest peaks of scheduled activity.

In a one-off script, I might do something like

$ run-job-1

$ sleep 30

$ run-job-2

... etc

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