Queuing tasks for batch execution with Task Spooler
Posted by: Anonymous
on August 14, 2008 03:29 PM
ts - rocks. I'd been doing my batch queuing the hard way for 10 years with scripts, 'cron' and 'at'! I discovered 'ts' about a month ago. I love that you can limit the number of jobs to any number (like the number of cores your system has) OR have different queues based on FIFOs or environment variables OR ... the options are nearly endless.
Or just use the default settings let 'er rip with smart defaults.
Anyone with a PVR/MythTV box who wants to convert content from MPG2 to MPG4, but not overtax their system can use 'nice' and 'ts' to get there easily.