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java newbie: a simpler timer

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I need a very simpler timer to call a function every 5 minutes in JAVA.
Just standard JAVA libs.
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The above is a solution (and a good one at that). You may also use Thread.sleep() to suspend the running Thread for a (long) amount of milliseconds. From the top of my head that would be 5 * 60 * 1000 is 300,000 milliseconds. It depends on how you want to do it, the Timer class uses a background thread so you can keep doing things, the Thread.sleep() method stops all execution until it runs out of time or until it is woken up by another Thread.
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public class Monitor extends Thread{
 
public startMonitoring(){
  this.start();
}
 
public void run(){
  methodToCall(); 
  thread.sleep(300000);// 5mins in milliseconds(i hope)
   
}
}

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