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ds694
stranger

Nov 8, 2001, 2:40 PM

Post #1 of 3 (2890 views)
Activate on date/time Can't Post

I was wondering: How can you make a script perform a particular action on specific dates or times? For example, a script that sends you an email on OCT 21 at 2:00PM reminding you of a certain event.
I have been trying to think of some way to do this but I never came up with anything. I am sure there is a module or something for it that I just don't know about. Anyway, any help would be nice.
Thanks,

DS694



S_Shrum
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Nov 8, 2001, 4:59 PM

Post #2 of 3 (2887 views)
Re: Activate on date/time [In reply to] Can't Post

If you are running your own server, use CRON. This is similar (I guess) to the NT AT command that allows you to schedule events.

If you on on a externally hosted site, I believe that you will not have permission to set a CRON job.

I had this problem w/ 1dollarhosting.com but it's not that big of a deal for me. Do a search in this forum area for CRON to see what the other guys told me about it. Smile

Hope this helps.

Sean Shrum
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ds694
stranger

Nov 8, 2001, 5:27 PM

Post #3 of 3 (2886 views)
Re: Activate on date/time [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for your help, i'll search the forums.


 
 


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