[thelist] Time Triggered Events on Server

Dan McCullough dmccullough at garnethill.com
Mon Jul 19 08:33:21 CDT 2004

For you first example you could cron a php or perl or someother file to
fire the email at 4:59 M-F.  
Second example you would do something when the new row is entered to
trigger the email rather then having some file checking every second,
that could get messy.  I would have to do more digging I havent ever had
to check something every second.
This could answer you second one, but I think most auction sites have
something setup as a daemon and it checks the ending time and system
time constantly.  Last two I havent done, or havent done in a long time.
If you want to check on how auction scripts are working today I would
suggest. http://www.everysoft.com/auction.html 

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Let's say for example that I want to be emailed at 4:59pm this afternoon
telling me that I have one minute left before I can go home. Or in
example, I want the server to check for data every second and when new
is found, it sends me an email. Or, I want to build an auction site on
Intranet. Employees would place items of for bids from time to time and
a time limit for how long they want to sell the item for. When time has
expired, determined by the server, it sends an email to the bidding
or to the seller who's not sold their item. 

How do I do this?

Rob Smith
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