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PHP Cron Daemon: Database driven PHP job scheduler like cron

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This package can be used to schedule the execution of task like the cron program.

First it starts a daemon process using Luca Mariano's PHP fork class to make the cron daemon script run like a standalone program.

It can parse a crontab file with Mick Sear's cron parser class and extract the job scheduling definitions into a MySQL database table.

When it is time to run a scheduled job, it executes the job command in the crontab definition as PHP code as a separate process.

The output of the job PHP code is also stored in a database table.

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Cron is a standard tool available in all Linux/Unix distributions for scheduling tasks that must be executed regularly.

This package provides a full implementation of the Cron tool that works under any platform supported by PHP that has the pcntl_extension.

It manages the execution of scheduled PHP scripts instead of running regular executable programs like the original cron tool.

PHP scripts are executed using forked processes to allow the execution of multiple scheduled scripts at the same time.

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  Files folder image Files  
File Role Description
Files folder imagekill (1 file)
Files folder imagelib (3 files, 1 directory)
Files folder imagelog (1 file)
Accessible without login Plain text file daemon.php Appl. Full package file
Accessible without login Plain text file db.sql Data full SQL for db creation

  Files folder image Files  /  kill  
File Role Description
  Accessible without login Plain text file readme Data small readme file for the kill command

  Files folder image Files  /  lib  
File Role Description
Files folder imagecron (4 files)
  Plain text file miniDb.php Class small db abstraction lib (based on ADODB)
  Plain text file phpfork.php Class original (slightly modified) class PHP Fork
  Plain text file worker Class the worker processing class

  Files folder image Files  /  lib  /  cron  
File Role Description
  Plain text file daemon.php Class actual cron daemon
  Plain text file job.php Class actual job definition for the database
  Plain text file parser.php Class crontab-like parser script based on Nikol S
  Plain text file tab.php Class crontab definition for database

  Files folder image Files  /  log  
File Role Description
  Accessible without login Plain text file readme Data small readme file for the loggin 19KB
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Thread Download .zip .tar.gz This class forms the actual thread-generation. Is included by default Required
PHP Cron Parser Download .zip .tar.gz This classes is included for extracting cron information from the definitions Required
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