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IT World: Is This the Last Day of the Month?

Apr 13, 2006, 06:45 (3 Talkback[s])


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"One of the issues that has long irritated Unix users when setting up cron jobs is how to set up a job to run on the last day of the month. Unless one wants to set up a separate cron job for every month (and this still leaves the problem of leap years), it isn't at all straightforward how to attack this seemingly ordinary problem with an ordinary solution. However, there are some reliable ways to code around the problem. One long winded but workable way to determine the last day of any month in any year is to string together some well known Unix commands..."

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