Python and cron jobs.

Fazer faizan at
Tue Aug 5 07:00:09 CEST 2003

Lee Harr <missive at> wrote in message news:<slrnbitp3n.e5r.missive at>...
> In article <7b454334.0308041023.6e688b4d at>, Fazer wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > 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?
> > 
> I think adding them from the shell is probably the "normal" way.
> For adding cron jobs from the web, you might look at webmin.
> Basically, the crontab is just a file, so if you can edit the file
> from your program and then force cron to reload the crontab you
> are all set.

Thanks for your reply.

I thought that crontab was directory?  I don't require webmin, I need
a script that would add the cron job and possible force the cron to
reload as you said.  Do you know how may I accomplish this?

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