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Package cron implements a cron spec parser and job runner. Callers may register Funcs to be invoked on a given schedule. Cron will run them in their own goroutines. A cron expression represents a set of times, using 6 space-separated fields. Note: Month and Day-of-week field values are case insensitive. "SUN", "Sun", and "sun" are equally accepted. Asterisk ( * ) The asterisk indicates that the cron expression will match for all values of the field; e.g., using an asterisk in the 5th field (month) would indicate every month. Slash ( / ) Slashes are used to describe increments of ranges. For example 3-59/15 in the 1st field (minutes) would indicate the 3rd minute of the hour and every 15 minutes thereafter. The form "*\/..." is equivalent to the form "first-last/...", that is, an increment over the largest possible range of the field. The form "N/..." is accepted as meaning "N-MAX/...", that is, starting at N, use the increment until the end of that specific range. It does not wrap around. Comma ( , ) Commas are used to separate items of a list. For example, using "MON,WED,FRI" in the 5th field (day of week) would mean Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Hyphen ( - ) Hyphens are used to define ranges. For example, 9-17 would indicate every hour between 9am and 5pm inclusive. Question mark ( ? ) Question mark may be used instead of '*' for leaving either day-of-month or day-of-week blank. You may use one of several pre-defined schedules in place of a cron expression. You may also schedule a job to execute at fixed intervals, starting at the time it's added or cron is run. This is supported by formatting the cron spec like this: where "duration" is a string accepted by time.ParseDuration ( For example, "@every 1h30m10s" would indicate a schedule that activates after 1 hour, 30 minutes, 10 seconds, and then every interval after that. Note: The interval does not take the job runtime into account. For example, if a job takes 3 minutes to run, and it is scheduled to run every 5 minutes, it will have only 2 minutes of idle time between each run. All interpretation and scheduling is done in the machine's local time zone (as provided by the Go time package ( Be aware that jobs scheduled during daylight-savings leap-ahead transitions will not be run! Since the Cron service runs concurrently with the calling code, some amount of care must be taken to ensure proper synchronization. All cron methods are designed to be correctly synchronized as long as the caller ensures that invocations have a clear happens-before ordering between them. Cron entries are stored in an array, sorted by their next activation time. Cron sleeps until the next job is due to be run. Upon waking:


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Last updated on 05 May 2018

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