LiveCode equivalent to 'cron' for automated background functions?

Tom Glod tom at makeshyft.com
Wed Nov 28 23:56:42 EST 2018


I did a multi-core processing presentation with livecode at the global
conference.

running long shell commands is one of the use cases for such a setup.

https://github.com/makeshyft-tom-g/livecode-multicore-library

might be an option here.

On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 5:20 PM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> 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 https://mydomain.com/index.lc/domynightlytask
>  >
>  > 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:
>
>     ~/somescript.lc
>
> ...where line 1 of somescript.lc is:
>
> #!/path/to/your/copy/of/livecodeserver
>
>
> Or launch the engine and specify the script in the command line:
>
> ~/livecode-server  somescript.lc
>
>
> Lots of flexibility mixing and matching LC with other tools to make the
> best use of what each brings to the table.
>
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