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cjpa's Crontab Class: Manipulate cron tab files to schedule programs

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crontab 1.0.0GNU Lesser Genera...4Time and Date, Unix


This class interfaces with the Unix/Linux crontab program to parse, manipulate and save the execution of scheduled programs.

You can add, delete, update crontab entries for a given user. It supports comments as well as the special commands (DAILY, WEEKLY, etc..)

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cjpa's Crontab-class (c)2003-2004 ( Some notes concerning the crontab-class. The class is pretty thoroughly documented, so i won't go into specifics here. Windows-users: Bad luck, this won't work on your system unless you have installed Cygwin and probably even then you'll need to adapt this class a bit. The following example will open the crontab-file of the user who is running the script, take the last entry from her crontab and add another crontab, 5 minutes later that does "ls -al". <--- SNIP ---> #!/usr/local/bin/php -q <?php include_once "Crontab.php"; $cron = new Crontab(get_current_user()); $min = ($cron->crontabs[count($cron->getByType(CRON_CMD))][minute] + 5) % 60; $hour = $cron->crontabs[count($cron->getByType(CRON_CMD))][hour]; if ($min < $cron->crontabs[count($cron->crontabs)-1][minute]) $hour = ($hour+1) % 24 ; $cron->addCron($min, $hour, "*", "*", "*", "ls -al"); $cron->writeCrontab(); ?> <--- SNIP --->

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