July 31, 2010

cron-like job setting on Windows XP with schtasks command

Filed under: Sample code,Windows — mariojump @ 4:57 am
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Task Scheduler GUI on Windows XP does not appear to allow us to set a job every 5 minutes.

Instead, schtasks command allows cron-like setting.

To set a job (a batch file) to run every 5 minutes, here’s a sample command.

C:\>schtasks /Create /SC MINUTE /MO 5 /TN yourjob_every5min.bat /TR C:\yourfolder\yourbatchfile.bat


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