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Re: running a script after a certain delay

On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 01:52:04PM +0100, Thoralf Will wrote:
> Hi all,
> is there any implementation/idea/suggestion available already to run a
> script after a certain time has passed?
> Example:
> Mail from xxx@xxxxxxx arrives and gets delivered, the usual scripts are
> running and put it into a special folder.
> A 2nd script starts 1h later, looks for a mail in this special folder
> and does something (redirect again, autoreply ...) if there is still a
> mail.
> Is this possible and when how or are there any intentions to implement
> something like this?

That's actually an interesting notion: I assume the point is to give
an autoreply if a human hasn't dealt with an issue soon.  But it sounds
more appropriate for a ticketing system than a final delivery filter.