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How to Implement a PHP Cron Job Manager Script that Can Prevent that the Same Script Runs More Than Once - PHP Cron Job Lock package blog

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Updated on: 2021-11-16

Posted on: 2021-11-16

Package: PHP Cron Job Lock

Cron a is a popular program that is available in UNIX-based operating systems like Linux. It is capable of running other programs at specific schedules.

This capability of the cron program is helpful to execute tasks that need to be done regularly, like, for instance, creating a backup copy of a database.

Some tasks cannot be executed more than once at the same time. One way to assure that a job runs only once at a time is to use file locks.

This package uses file locks to prevent that the same task executes more than once.




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About the PHP Cron Job Lock Package

The package PHP Cron Job Lock is one of the few PHP packages that was considered notable recently because it does something that is worth paying attention.

The basic purpose is: Manage lock files while a cron job is running

Here follows in more detail what it does:

This class can manage lock files while a cron job is running.

It extends the loader class to provide functions that use file locks to check if a given cron task runs so the job does not run multiple times.

The class can also unlock the file to allow the same cron job to run again when it is time.

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The PHP Cron Job Lock can be downloaded from download page or be installed using the PHP Composer tool following instructions in the Composer install instructions page.

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