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My crontab runs a cron every 5 minutes... If the cron needs more than 5 minutes to run, can this be a problem?? Can the problem be with the commands the cron runs?

Thanks for your answer ;-)

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cron should have no problem running your task again even though the first one isn't finished.

Although, a problem could arise depending on the commands you are running (i.e. if they both write to the same file)

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If having two instances of the script running concurrently is an issue, you want to use a lockfile - or things like pgrep to check if another instance is running - to either make the second instance wait or quit, if it detects another instance is running. – LawrenceC Sep 5 '12 at 11:03

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