The scheduler is a plugin for use in daemon mode which can execute tasks periodically.
To tell FlexGet how often it should execute your tasks, you can set up the
schedules block in the config file. Note that unlike most plugins,
schedules is one of the top-level keys and is not indented under anything else.
Each schedule consists of a list of tasks to run, and an interval which they should be run at. If you run the daemon without specifying a schedules block, a default schedule of Every task, every hour is assumed.
Please Note: You may see a warning like the following when using schedules. You can safely ignore it.
2014-01-07 10:28 WARNING manager Config line XX is likely missing ':' at the end
If you would like to run the daemon without any built in schedules -- perhaps you are sending executions from cron or some other source -- you can turn off the scheduler like so:
Tasks can be specified as either a single task, or a list of tasks to execute. When specifying tasks, wildcards such as
* (any characters), or
? (any single character) can be used to match multiple tasks.
Note that if you specify multiple schedules containing the same task, including when matched by a wildcard, that task will be launched once for each schedule containing it.
You can define how often a schedule should run in one of two ways.
The easiest way is to specify an
interval. Choose a unit of time and tell it how often the task should be run. The configuration format is as follows:
schedules: - tasks: [list, of, tasks] interval: <weeks|days|hours|minutes>: <#>
schedules: # Run every task once an hour - tasks: '*' interval: hours: 1 # Run task_a and task_b every 30 minutes - tasks: [task_a, task_b] interval: minutes: 30
If you need a bit more control of when tasks should run, you can use the more advanced
schedule key. This allows schedules to be defined very similarly to how you would in cron. The config format is:
schedules: - tasks: [list, of, tasks] schedule: minute: X hour: X day: X day_of_week: X week: X month: X year: X
All of the different units are optional, and support values like cron. For more details on the types of values that can be used for each of these fields, you can reference the apscheduler documentation. Here are some examples of different ways to set up a schedule:
schedules: # Run every 30 minutes on monday - tasks: [taskone, tasktwo] schedule: minute: "*/30" day_of_week: mon # Run at 22:05, 22:45, 23:05, 23:45 - tasks: task3 schedule: minute: 5,45 hour: 22,23 # Run every 15 minutes on tuesdays and thursdays between noon and 5 pm - tasks: task4 schedule: day_of_week: tue,thu hour: 12-17 minute: "*/15" # Run every 2 hours between 8am and 8pm - tasks: task5 schedule: hour: 8-20/2
Both interval and schedule type scheduling allow the
jitter option. When used this option will randomize the execution time by up to the number of seconds specified.
schedules: # Run every task once an hour plus or minus 60 seconds - tasks: '*' interval: hours: 1 jitter: 60