[Samba] User submitted job

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Sat Feb 19 18:03:01 MST 2011

On 02/18/2011 04:15 PM, Christ Schlacta wrote:
> On 2/18/2011 05:49, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> Is there a way for a user to run a job on the server?
>> In particular, I want to implement a 'one click' backup using rsync.  
>> An icon on the desktop would do something (in a batch script maybe or 
>> some canned program) that would run a job under their ID that would 
>> rsync their home directory to a backup directory.
> magic files.

What do you mean by this?  One idea I had was to create a file that the 
hourly cronjob would watch for, that would trigger an rsync and delete 
this 'magic file'.  But this is not immediate enough for the user in 

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