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run a perl script automatically every 24 hours

by Anonymous Monk
on May 24, 2009 at 05:27 UTC ( #765881=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
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Hi monks, can some one help me to run a Perl script automatically every 24 hour ? thanks...
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Re: run a perl script automatically every 24 hours
by McDarren (Abbot) on May 24, 2009 at 06:01 UTC
    On a Linux system, you want man 5 crontab
    On a Windows sytem, you want the Task Scheduler (which is available via the Control Panel, I believe).


      or help at
        i did not get your point
      thanks for the input.Is there anyway to run the script itself automatically every 24 hours i mean not using task scheduler (i am on windows)
        Why wouldn't you use the Task Scheduler?

        You could always do something like:

        while (1) { # your script goes here. sleep 86400; }
        But that would be a bit silly.
        Use the Task Scheduler - that's what it is for.

        Or, you could look at Cron for Windows.
        Or maybe CronW, which appears to be a Perl implementation of the same.

        Dude - spend 1 minute Googling. It doesn't bite ;)

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[Eily]: well, it allows you to concatenate strings to make a path without knowing if the final \ is already there or not
[Discipulus]: also cd c:/ulisse\\\\\ strawberry \\..\\\\\\ strawberry & pwd runs fine

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