make unix sleep?
Posted on 2003-11-20
here's the thing. i'm running hp unix ksh shell. i have a shell script that i want to execute every 5 minutes starting at 2am and ending at 5 am. the shell script will log into a database running on the same server, check a table for the presence of a flag, and depending on the flag, do something or do nothing. my question is, is there a way to make unix run a shell scipt every 5 minutes without making a ton of entries in a cronfile and using crontab? please help!