Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Many thanks again for all of your help.
> What I would like to do is to set this PERL script as a cron job to
> do it's processing and FTPing every 15 minutes.
OK. So your cron entry says:
0,15,30,45 * * * * /usr/local/bin/yourftp >/dev/null 2>&1
See also http://pcunix.com/Unixart/cron.html and of course the
man pages on your own system.
> Does anyone have any idea how I can accomplish this? I am not a
> Linux whiz (at least not yet) and this seems to be my one big hang up.
> I suppose I could create this script to constantly run but that seems
> like a big drain on resources.
Not necessarily. If it does a "sleep 900" it isn't using any cpu
time, and whatever memory it uses can be paged out if it is
needed. But cronning it is fine.