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[leafnode-list] Re: [PATCH] Random initial delay for fetchnews

Reiner Steib <reinersteib+gmane@xxxxxxx> writes:

> What's wrong with the following crontab entry?
> | */5 * * * * sleep $(($RANDOM % 60)); /usr/sbin/fetchnews
> BTW, I think fetching so often is not very friendly, but of course
> your provider may allow it.

Not portable. I still think we should ship a general-purpose
"randomsleep, then exec" program (as wrapper) instead.

Matthias Andree
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