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I'd like to see an example of how to use the CRON command.
NOTE: The CRON command still exists in Robo-FTP 3.10 and later. However, we recommend using Robo-FTP's new built-in scheduler that provides a simple graphical user interface for scheduling. You can configure the scheduler from the "Scheduler" page in the Robo-FTP Configurator.
See the Help file for detailed instructions on using the built-in Robo-FTP Scheduler.
The following is an example of how to use the
CRON script command. It consists of a "master script" which is the script that Robo-FTP will run. Also, there is another script that Robo-FTP will call whenever the scheduled event fires. Finally, there is the "
crontab.txt" file itself which creates an event that will fire at 5PM every weekday (Monday through Friday). So, create three files as shown below:
The Master Script (name it "
:top CRON PERFORM %nextcmd GOTO TOP
The Called Script (name it "
The Crontab File (name it "
# Example crontab file 0 17 * * 1-5 call "called.s"
After creating these files, save them in the Robo-FTP home folder (probably "
C:\Program Files\Robo-FTP X.X").
If you are using Robo-FTP 3.8 or later, use the following directories instead of the Robo-FTP home folder to store the above files:
master.s → C:\Program Files (x86)\Robo-FTP 3.10\ProgramData\Scripts
called.s → C:\Program Files (x86)\Robo-FTP 3.10\ProgramData\Scripts
crontab.txt → C:\Program Files (x86)\Robo-FTP 3.10\ProgramData\Cron
Replace "3.10" with whatever version of Robo-FTP you are using.
Launch Robo-FTP with the "
master.s" script file. At 5PM, a message box saying "Hi!" will pop up. Use this same outline for any scheduled operation when you are using the "
crontab.txt" with file
Article last updated: 2017-05-16
Tags: CRON, Robo-FTP, scheduling