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Re: Found a great cron program for windows

by VinsWorldcom (Parson)
on Nov 23, 2009 at 21:07 UTC ( #808930=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Found a great cron program for windows

What's wrong with "at" accessed from command line (cmd.exe) or "Scheduled Tasks" accessed from "Control Panel" (if you like a GUI)? These are basically cron for Windows, they're free and they're included with Windows.

UPDATE: You can access "Scheduled Tasks" from the command line too with "schtasks.exe".

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Re^2: Found a great cron program for windows
by brap (Pilgrim) on Nov 24, 2009 at 03:57 UTC

    For what it's worth, personally I'd hesitate to recommend "at" for anything running every five minutes. Constantly rescheduling the job is more hassle than it's worth.

    Scheduled Tasks (GUI or command line) handles schedules of this sort nicely.

      I love it when a program comes together - jdhannibal
      I always heard scheduled tasks was a pain in the butt to use? PS...i thought this tool was's not, and JUST EXPIRED! It claims it is shareware...but after a day they want $35 >:(

        You could use cron from the cygwin tools, if you want a free package. It's not GUI-based, but if you're familiar with cron on unix, you'll be at home with it.

        FYI: Shareware ne free...


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