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cron module for gracenode module.

gracenode-cron Module

Cron module for gracenode framework

This is designed to function within gracenode framework.

To add this package as your gracenode module, add the following to your package.json:

"dependencies": {
        "gracenode": "",
        "gracenode-cron": ""

To use this module in your application, add the following to your gracenode bootstrap code:

var gracenode = require('gracenode');
// this tells gracenode to load the module

To access the module:

// the prefix gracenode- will be removed automatically

In your config, make sure you have the schedule set for your task to run, for example:

    "modules:" {
        "cron": {
            "myCronJob": {
                "schedule": "*/30 * * * * *"

On one of your machine, retrieve a Cron object like this:

var cron = gracenode.cron.create('myCronJob');

Next up you should add a callback to executed on each tick, if you're running a cluster of seperate nodes make sure that this is only executed on your master.

cron.addCallback(function() {
    console.log('I will show every 30 seconds!');

Finally, start the cronjob:


Returns a new Cron object

var cron = gracenode.cron.create('myCronJob');
var cron = new Cron('* * * * * *');

Set the time a cronjob should be executed, for example every 5 minutes:

cron.setTime('0 */5 * * * *');

Add a callback to be executed on each tick

cron.addCallback(function () {
  console.log('I am executed on every tick!');

Start the cronjob, will executed a callback on every tick


Stop the cronjob, will prevent each callback to be executed on every tick.


Get a date object when the next tick will happen. The cronjob does not have to be running for this function to work.

var nextTick = cron.getNextDate();
console.log('Next tick will take place:', nextTick);

Get the seconds remaining until the next tick. The cronjob does not have to be running for this function to work.

console.log('The cronjob will execute in', cron.getSecondsRemaining(), 'seconds');