Re: [htdig] start/stop/restart

Subject: Re: [htdig] start/stop/restart
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Wed Jul 19 2000 - 12:33:48 PDT

According to Franck Horlaville:
> I'd like to set htdig to crawl only at night.
> Right now I know how to start it at specified times with cron and
> tell it to save context before quitting so it restarts where it left
> off.
> Current operation chain :
> general "do it forever and log" script
> slightly modified
> htdig
> I would like to include cron somewhere in there to turn crawling on and off.
> Any suggestions ?

You'd need to run htdig with the -l option, and save its process ID somewhere.
Then, your cron job to stop crawling would have to kill that process ID.

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