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What is the best practice to use for this?

I need a Thread to do some work every two hours.

It will do the work, sleep, and wake up in two hours.

Again I need the best practice for this.

Should I use another Timer class, or just use Thread.sleep(7200) or 720000 or whatever it is...
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util.Timer would probably be best
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The class that CEHJ is what I have used:

Timer timer = new Timer();
timer.scheduleAtFixedRate(theTask, YOUR_STARTING_TIME_AS_DATE, FREQUENCY_IN_MILLI);

where theTask is a class that extends TimerTask.
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by:arctanx
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I was actually thinking that myself.

thanks
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:-)
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