tempus-fugit

schedule stuff

Tempus Fugit

Tempus fugit is a Latin expression meaning "time flees", more commonly translated as "time flies". It is frequently used as an inscription on clocks.

This module contains high level api for scheduling jobs and also exposes utilities and classes to help build other more custom / complex scheduling code.

    npm install tempus-fugit

The scheduling api can be used to schedule single time or repeating jobs. Repeating jobs revolve around the interval object (see below).

var schedule = require('tempus-fugit').schedule;
 
var futureDate = new Date(....);
var task = function () {};
 
var job = schedule(futureDate, task);
 
// can cancel
job.cancel();
 
job = schedule(1000, task); // schedule in 1 second from now
var schedule = require('tempus-fugit').schedule;
 
var interval = { hour: 1, minute: 5 }; // every hour and 5 minutes
 
// job.done() is not required when overlappingExecutions is true
var task = function (job) { 
    // this.done() also works
    // also job.callback() can be used to create a callback function instead, e.g fs.readFile('foo', job.callback())
    job.done(); 
};
 
var job = schedule(interval, task /*, {.. options ..} */);
 
// can cancel
job.cancel();

unref: [boolean] (default false) setting this to true will issue automatic unref() on timers, which will allow the node process to exit when a task is run.

overlappingExecutions: [boolean] (default false) setting this to true will cause tasks to overlap if they dont finish before interval time elapses.

createOnly: [boolean] (default false) if set to true execute() will not be called, this means you will have to call job.execute() after shceduling.schedule(...)

var interval = {
    millisecond: 1,
    second: 2,
    minute: 3,
    hour: 4,
    day: 5,
    start: Date.now() || new Date() //optional
}

note: the start property is optional, without this property the job will be schedule to the next interval event, calculated since unix epoch time

    var AbstractJob = require('tempus-fugit').AbstractJob;
    var $u = require('util');
 
    $u.inherits(MyJob, AbstractJob);
    function MyJob(task, options) {
        AbstractJob.call(this, task, options)
    }
 
    // must implement
    MyJob.prototype._executeImpl = function () {
        return setInterval(this._task, 500);
    };
 
    // must implement
    MyJob.prototype._cancelImpl = function(token) {
        return clearInterval(token);
    };
 
    // optionally implement, if so, do no pass task argument in constructor
    MyJob.prototype._task = function () {
        console.log('foo!');
    };
 

var tu = require('tempus-fugit').temporalUtil;
 
var interval = { millisecond: 500, second: 2 };
 
console.log(tu.intervalObjectToMillis(interval));

will print:

2500

var tu = require('tempus-fugit').tu;
 
var interval = { millisecond: 1502, second: 2 };
 
console.log(tu.normalizeIntervalObject(interval));

will print:

{ millisecond: 502, second: 3 }

note: this will modify the original interval object

var tu = require('tempus-fugit').tu;
 
var interval = { day: 1 };
 
var n = Date.UTC(2000, 0);
 
var millis = tu.intervalObjectToMillis(interval);
 
console.log(tu.intervalCountSinceEpoch(millis, n));
 

will print:

10957

which is 30 years * 365 day + 7(.5) days from leap years

note: the n argument is optional, if omitted the function will use Date.now() internally

var tu = require('tempus-fugit').tu;
 
var interval = { day: 1 };
 
var n = Date.UTC(2000, 0, 1, 0, 30); // Sat Jan 01 2000 00:30:00 GMT
 
var millis = tu.intervalObjectToMillis(interval);
 
var nextInterval = tu.nextIntervalEvent(millis, n);
 
console.log(new Date(nextInterval).toUTCString());
 

will print:

Sun, 02 Jan 2000 00:00:00 GMT

note: the n argument is optional, if omitted the function will use Date.now() internally

tu.nextSecond(date);

tu.nextMinute(date);

tu.nextHour(date);

tu.nextDate(date);

tu.nextMonth(date);

tu.nextYear(date);

    var tf = require('tempus-fugit');
 
    var now = new Date(2013, 11, 25, 23, 23, 59, 123);
    var actual = tf.tu.nextSecond(now);  // tf.tu === tf.temporalUtil
 
    console.log('closest second:');
    console.log(now);
    console.log(actual);
 

will print:

Wed Dec 25 2013 23:23:59 GMT+0200 (Jerusalem Standard Time)

Wed Dec 25 2013 23:24:00 GMT+0200 (Jerusalem Standard Time)

  • support month and year intervals, calculated correctly
  • throw exception from jobs if error event is not handled or ignore errors flag is not set
  • add more events to job