usually you use a /tmp file to do this kind of stuff:
my $key = '/tmp/.key';
my $day = 24 * 60 * 60; # 24 hrs x 60 min x 60 sec
my @stats = stat $key;
die "I'm only allowed to run once every 24 hours!\n"
unless time - $day > $stats # stats is mtime of file
open KEY, '>', $key; # touch file
From: Priss [mailto:priss_uk_2000@...
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 3:15 AM
Subject: [PBML] restrict script to run once a day
What is the best way to restrict my script only allow
to run once a day? I am going to put it in my crontab
but incase someone run it manually by mistake.
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