LiveCode equivalent to 'cron' for automated background functions?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Wed Nov 28 16:51:48 EST 2018

Alex Tweedly wrote:

 > On 28/11/2018 20:45, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote:
 >> FWIW, cron is for periodic tasks.  If you need a one-off at a
 >> specific time see at.
 >> But can be managed from the command line, which means you can drive
 >> them from LC if needed through the shell function.
 > And. conversely, you can drive LC from cron - i.e. to schedule
 > something regular, just use cron, and make the cron task be something
 > like
 > wget
 > so you get to script the task in your usual way (e.g. within
 > revigniter), and do the scheduling with cron (generally accessible
 > from cPanel as well as shell).

And for local tasks:


...where line 1 of is:


Or launch the engine and specify the script in the command line:


Lots of flexibility mixing and matching LC with other tools to make the 
best use of what each brings to the table.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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