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Hi,
I am fairly to perl scripting and I would appreciate some help.
I am looking for a way to implemet a perl 5 script in win95 enviroment that will act like cron in Unix. I need a script that will run every so often and do something. Is there any way to do it in win95?
The idea behind this is:
I need to set-up a queue system on a win32 based web server with perl 5.
The idea is this:

* Users send a form with a requset for a job to be executed.
* The submit button tells them that it will be done and add the request at the botton of a queue file.
* A perl 5 script that runs continusly checks every so often if the status of the equipment that will do the request is ok and if yes then it executes the job on the top of the queue file and delete it.

The main question is regarding the script that will periodicaly do the checking. How can this be implemented in perl in win95?

Also any better ideas than the file based queue?
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You can simply use a loop and put a sleep() inside it.

For example:

while (1)  {
  ; your checking routine
  sleep(nSeconds);
}

You can arrange some condition under which the loop will exit.
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by:dokimos
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This is the method I though as well. I was really looking for anything more elaborate, possibly using less resourses, than a continous loop.
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