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[REBOL] jobbeR

From: petr::krenzelok::trz::cz at: 29-Aug-2001 11:51

Hello list, the more I use Rebol for everyday task, the more I feel how Rebol could nicely automatize some tasks. I use Rebol for several things already, e.g. downloading of mainframe files via TCP/IP protocol, but one of our co-workers complained, she is missing her invoices on monday, as someone entered new ones during the weekend into our system, and daily SAP R2 task replaced file containing friday invoices with saturday ones. So, it is of course easy for me now to put: forever [ wait 1:00 if all [now/time > 9:00 now/weekday = 6] [download-stuff]], but the need of more general tool is knocking my door. I just would like to ask, if anyone here thought about some sophisticated cron-like tool, but GUI driven, enabling to define tasks, time when each task should be launched, various level of notification during task execution, etc. etc.? The problem is - the main task - GUI console itself, has to be stable, as it should drive task launching, etc. The problem is, that once you use e.g. manual post method (rather lenghty stuff), script can fail at various levels because of myriad of reasons. The question is, if 'try will catch all subsequent errors. Maybe it would be better to launch new instance of rebol for each task? I think that it would be good to have separate subdirectory for each task - in real - it is a must, as e.g. I use various post-processing utilities, to get rebol-tcp-downloaded text file into database, copy it to various locations, launch another tools, etc, etc.... Would anyone found such jobbeR usefull? Thanks, -pekr-