I wrote this Python tool named Unicron to run daily webscraping and tweeting tasks on my laptop without using unnecessary storage or API limits or posting too often. I hope this is useful for others.
Unfortunately, crontab alone can't run them reliably on a laptop which is not always on and online. And running all jobs hourly (when they only need to run once a day) is overkill for resources, but that's what I've been today.
Now I have a tool what integrates with crontab that will run your tasks exactly once a day and will keep retrying them throughout the day if they fail. Keen to hear thoughts on this! Or to find if there is a solution for Mac out there already.
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