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Re: timed email reminder

by thatguy (Parson)
on Oct 11, 2001 at 20:08 UTC ( #118251=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to timed email reminder

warning not perl, cron:
in crontab:  0 0 0-31/6 * * echo "reminder" | mail

in perl, Date::Calc really is your best bet.

Take a look around cpan for some other date modules and look at localtime..

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Re: Re: timed email reminder
by belg4mit (Prior) on Oct 11, 2001 at 20:34 UTC
    Ha! As it happens I'm actually working on cron in Perl for PPT. I was planning on posting it to perlmonks when done to ask for comments and optimizations... A functional but not yet fully complete version is here: UPDATE: it now lives at:

    Of particular interest are the non-standard options -f and -X

    -f allows you to specify a crontab in a non-standard location

    Stuff to do: security (setuid and setgid) checking crontab update times and reloading as necessary

    internal mailer (would be perfect for this, just set the crontab entry to cat a file...) some other odds and ends

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