|P is for Practical|
Cron Jobsby kidd (Curate)
|on Oct 06, 2002 at 23:39 UTC||Need Help??|
kidd has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Here I am again looking for a little wisdom from all of you. Finally I got my first work here in Mexico with a big company like a month ago, and I have made some projects with them. And three days ago they asked me to do a new project wich Ill explain:
The Project: The company has a lot of people around the country that gather information. What they want me to do is create an interface in which each one will have an accouny where they'll log on and enter the information they have gathered through the day.
There will be a special interface for the director of the project in which he will decide at what time he wants the email sent to him (I personally dont uderstand why they want the EMAIL instead of login to a special web-page in which they'll see the information - but you know how they are-).
Since Im working on a UNIX based server I decided to solve the email problem with cron jobs, but I can't get them to work. I don't know how to configure the cron jobs through perl.
I read about the module Schedule::Cron but I dont understand it well enough.
I was hoping someone could help me out with some ideas or links to where I can find some more documentation for this task. The due date for this project is on Friday and Im hoping Im able to do it.
Well...I would like to say thanks in advanced to all those who can help me out a little bit.