Cron Module

Since Origin / Contributor Maintainer Source
2016-12-18 PhoeniX PhoeniX cron.c

Cron-like scheduler module.

Important

This module needs RTC time to operate correctly. Do not forget to include the rtctime module and initialize it properly.

cron.schedule()

Creates a new schedule entry.

Syntax

cron.schedule(mask, callback)

Parameters

  • mask - crontab-like string mask for schedule
  • callback - callback function(entry) that is executed at the scheduled time

Returns

cron.entry sub module

Example

cron.schedule("* * * * *", function(e)
  print("Every minute")
end)

cron.schedule("*/5 * * * *", function(e)
  print("Every 5 minutes")
end)

cron.schedule("0 */2 * * *", function(e)
  print("Every 2 hours")
end)

cron.reset()

Removes all scheduled entries.

Syntax

cron.reset()

Parameters

none

Returns

nil

cron.entry Module

cron.entry:handler()

Sets a new handler for entry.

Syntax

handler(callback)

Parameters

  • callback - callback function(entry) that is executed at the scheduled time

Returns

nil

Example

ent = cron.schedule("* * * * *", function(e)
  print("Every minute")
end)

ent:handler(function(e)
  print("New handler: Every minute")
end)

cron.entry:schedule()

Sets a new schedule mask.

Syntax

schedule(mask)

Parameters

  • mask - crontab-like string mask for schedule

Returns

none

Example

ent = cron.schedule("* * * * *", function(e)
  print("Tick")
end)

-- Every 5 minutes is really better!
ent:schedule("*/5 * * * *")

cron.entry:unschedule()

Disables schedule.

Disabled schedules may be enabled again by calling :schedule(mask).

Syntax

unschedule()

Parameters

none

Returns

nil

Example

ent = cron.schedule("* * * * *", function(e)
  print("Tick")
end)

-- We don't need this anymore
ent:unschedule()