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Kronos makes it really easy to define and schedule tasks with cron

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Kronos

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Kronos makes it really easy to schedule tasks with cron.

Installation

$ pip install django-kronos

... and add kronos to INSTALLED_APPS.

Usage

Define tasks

Kronos collects tasks from cron modules in your project root and each of your applications:

# app/cron.py

import kronos
import random

@kronos.register('0 0 * * *')
def complain():
    complaints = [
        "I forgot to migrate our applications's cron jobs to our new server! Darn!",
        "I'm out of complaints! Damnit!"
    ]

    print random.choice(complaints)

Run tasks manually

$ python manage.py runtask complain
I forgot to migrate our applications's cron jobs to our new server! Darn!

Register tasks with cron

$ python manage.py installtasks
Installed 1 task.

You can review the crontab with a crontab -l command:

$ crontab -l
0 0 * * * /usr/bin/python /path/to/manage.py runtask complain --settings=myprpoject.settings

Usually this line will work pretty well for you, but there can be some rare cases when it requires modification. You can achieve it with a number of settings variables used by kronos:

KRONOS_PYTHON
Python interpreter to build a crontab line (defaults to the interpreter you used to invoke the management command).
KRONOS_MANAGE
Management command to build a crontab line (defaults to manage.py in the current working directory).
KRONOS_PYTHONPATH
Extra path which will be added as a --pythonpath option to the management command.
KRONOS_POSTFIX
Extra string added at the end of the command. For dirty thinks like '> /dev/null 2>&1'

Define these variables in your settings.py file if you wish to alter crontab lines.

Contribute

  • Fork the repository.
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