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Re: run a perl script automatically every 24 hours

by McDarren (Abbot)
on May 24, 2009 at 06:01 UTC ( #765886=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to run a perl script automatically every 24 hours

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).


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Re^2: run a perl script automatically every 24 hours
by Anonymous Monk on May 24, 2009 at 07:03 UTC
    or help at
      i did not get your point
        at - a task scheduler for Linux systems.
Re^2: run a perl script automatically every 24 hours
by Anonymous Monk on May 24, 2009 at 07:02 UTC
    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 ;)

        thanks for the reply.I took your advice to the task scheduler again thanks for your help McDarren

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