Is there a way to run a script every minute (or 2, or 5, etc), but only if it isn't already running?
We have a set of scripts that need to run every minute. Sometimes they might start and finish in a second, other times they might go on for 5 minutes.
Our current way of avoiding simultaneous executions is by setting a
is_running flag in each script, and exiting if it's still enabled. But this is a little unreliable (i.e., fatal errors would cause the flag to remain enabled even after the script halted).
We could write our own little manager, but I'm wondering if there is a more fashionable solution that already exists.