For my web app I need to be able to run some Cron jobs and edit them and their frequency via web interface. I already have a web app and I want to embed this functionality in it. I don't want a discrete one more app

I need only a library to communicate with Cron. I haven't found any de-facto, standard and popular one or ones. Do they exist at all?

  • Without knowing anything about your platform and envirionment (Linux or Android, Apache or Nginx, PHP, Python or Perl, etc. ...) possible answers can be only based on guessing or opinions.
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    Jun 20, 2018 at 5:52
  • @U880D - you're unable to read the tags?
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    Jun 20, 2018 at 7:50
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    Jun 20, 2018 at 8:00
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Depending on the audience and the point of view, for one the de-facto standard could be Webmin to Manage Cron Jobs. You may find the library there or at least some ideas within the source code.

There are also discussions on Stackoverflow available.


You don't use cron for this generally. You use a task processor like celery. Here's an example


  • I asked about a library for cron!
    – Kargari
    Jun 20, 2018 at 3:06

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