foreground_scheduler

runs a command at interval in foreground
version: 2022.622.1243 date: 2022-06-22 author: bestia.dev repository: Github

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screen instead of background

In Linux I love to use the screen command. In a screen session I can run a program and detach with ctrl+a, d. The program will run indefinitely. With screen -r name I can attach the session again and see what is going on. And then detach again.
Watching the stdout of the program "in foreground" is easier then reading logs. This is from the viewpoint of a developer. I want to see my program how it works after every modification.
This is great for beta web servers. They need to run indefinitely.
For other tasks like fetching data every hour I need a scheduler. The scheduler will run indefinitely inside a screen. The fetch program will run for a few seconds every hour.

Run

Run it with this arguments minute, command, args:

foreground_scheduler 4 cargo "crev repo fetch trusted"
This will run every hour at xx:04 minutes.

Development

Documentation:
https://bestia-dev.github.io/foreground_scheduler
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