Description: CronPlus is meant to relieve application programmers of the need to reinvent the same old wheel of filtering down the Drupal cron calls d-deOCL which can happen at any interval chosen by the installer d-deOCL into real-world (approximate) time intervals. CronPlus provides an approximation at each interval. It does not claim, nor even attempt, to be accurate enough for precise applications such as month-end financial processing or real-time control. Instead, it is meant for duties such as routine log cleanup, updating data from external sources, pushing data to other systems, and similar things which require only an approximate time base.
If your application needs precise control over timing, you may still be able to use CronPlus if the database contains the timing information you need. For example, an application that needs to process "all log records for the previous month" could use CronPlus to trigger this function once-per-month. CronPlus will guarantee that the trigger happens "soon after the month changes", and the application can execute an SQL query to filter the records of interest based on their time stamp.
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O/S:BSD, Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X
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