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4:57pm Fri 26th Aug, ANONYMOUS

Hi! I'm thinking about how to do the project, and was hoping to get a bit of help before the weekend commences. Any guidance with the following is appreciated: 1. I am thinking that we only want to read the Estimate file once and somehow store its values, but I'm not sure how to approach this. If it was in python, I would think to just store the data in a dictionary, but I'm at loss as to how to store this - I was thinking maybe in arrays or something? 2. You mentioned that we shouldn't be going over the crontab file again and again. But I don't really understand how we keep track of all the entries otherwise - especially ones that have * and may be executed multiple times a month. Should we be going over all the crontab entries every minute to check? Secondly, is it reasonable to try and store each line of crontab in an array? 3. I am trying to think of the best way to keep track of which processes are running and then which processes are terminated. Would keeping an array of the processes running, and then removing the process once they have terminated seem reasonable? Thank you.

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