Python and cron jobs.
staschuk at telusplanet.net
Tue Aug 5 09:31:03 CEST 2003
> I am wondering that if it is possible to add cron jobs via a web or
> shell interface? I can make Python act as a shell script and be
> called by a PHP script. But my main goal here is to be able to manage
> cronjobs. Add or remove certain crjob jobs etc...
> Can any kind soul shed some light on how I would accomplish this?
The question is a bit vague, I'm afraid.
If you just want to know how to invoke crontab(1) from a Python
script, look up os.popen() and friends in the standard library
documentation. As for getting the cron daemon to reload the
changed crontab, that's a nop in the crons I've seen; they check
for changes every minute anyway.
If you want to know something else, please specify.
Steven Taschuk staschuk at telusplanet.net
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