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Iyonix
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 7:01 pm (14 years, 8 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Hi,

My web host does not allow Cron tasks to be run, so I was wondering if there is a script that can be put into the common.php include file that will check when a file was last run and run it the appropriate number of times to catch up?

Thanks,

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 8:27 pm (14 years, 8 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Well I don't know of any particular script, but I do know of an equivalent replacement: webcron.org. Unfortunately it's in French, but it does all cron does. You enter a URL and specify when it has to be run, and that's it.

Beware, though, of scripts which produce output: webcron will store it, and after a while you exceed your storage limit. Your account is then disactivated until you empty the output storage. However it works fine if your script produces no output Very Happy.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 10:09 pm (14 years, 8 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I tried webcron.org, but unfortunately I need to run the script every 2 mins. They only allow every 1hr which is too long for givving users turns in an online game.
Anyone else got any ideas???

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2003 8:58 am (14 years, 8 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

This looks to be exactly what you need:

http://www.bitfolge.de/?l=en&s=pseudocron

Let us know how you get on with it.

Here's another one:

http://www.gemini1consulting.com/tekhelp/

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2003 11:01 pm (14 years, 8 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I tried them, but I just couldn't get them to work, so I wrote my own script to do what I want the right number of times at the right interval:

Code:

$timestamp=time();
$link_id = @mysql_connect("localhost","warrior","***********");
mysql_select_db("warrior", $link_id);

$time=mysql_query("SELECT time FROM warrior_turns");
$time=mysql_fetch_array($time);
$time=$time[0];
//echo $time."<br>";
$diff=$timestamp-$time;
//echo $diff."<br>";
$diff=$diff/120;
//echo $diff."<br>";
list($turnsneeded, $remainder) = explode(".",$diff);
//echo $turnsneeded." turns are needed<br>";
//echo $remainder." of 120 secs is left<br>";
$timeleft=($diff-$turnsneeded)*120;
//echo $timeleft." is time left<br>";
$timeleft=$timestamp-$timeleft;
mysql_query("UPDATE warrior_userdata SET turns = turns +".$turnsneeded." WHERE turns < 2000");
mysql_query("UPDATE warrior_turns SET time = $timeleft");
//echo mysql_error();
mysql_close($link_id);

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