LiveCode equivalent to 'cron' for automated background functions?

Keith Clarke keith.clarke at me.com
Thu Nov 29 03:49:16 EST 2018


Thanks for the really useful responses Richard, Alex & Tom - great to know the art of the possible.
I think most of my current use cases will be supported by send with time, as they’re more lightweight ’tick-over’ activities than big batch jobs.
Best,
Keith

> On 28 Nov 2018, at 21:51, 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.
> 
> -- 
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems
> Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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