|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: > > stackoverflow.com/questions/707184/how-do-you-run-a-crontab-in-cygwin-on-windows > > 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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