Thomas Delrue on 2 Jul 2015 08:39:32 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] not entirely off topic, killing a windows process with cron using cygwin

Here's a suggestion that doesn't require cygwin (or it being open)
$> taskkill /im something.exe /f

Taskkill /? will show you the different options including one for
specifying a PID

You can use a scheduled task to kick it off whenever you want under
whichever credentials you provide

On 07/02/2015 11:18 AM, Michael Lazin wrote:
> I have a windows process that I should shut down every night.  I am
> more comfortable with bash than I am with windows anything.  I used
> cygwin and a small bash one-liner to kill my process.  I have tested
> my bash one liner and it does kill said process, my question is, do I
> have to leave my cygwin bash terminal open for cron to run my bash
> script?
> I checked stack overflow and they say this:
>  I don't have admin on my windows machine, I can't make it run as a
> service
> I don't want to use the windows schedular, I want to use bash
> dammit.
> My question to the group is is anyone familiar enough with cygwin to
> know if the cron function will work if I don't run cygwin as a
> service, do I need my cygwin bash window to be open for this to
> work?
> I might try scheduling a task for tonight when I'm still here to see
> if it succeeds, but I was just wondering if anyone has experience
> scheduling with cron in cygwin.

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