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timer for a task

mark smith
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Joined: Apr 05, 2005
Posts: 250
hi

i have program who run 24h/24h...

i would like to start a task (method) at 5:00 and stop this task at 18:00...
is there a way to do it?

thanks
Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Lots of ways; doing a search of these fora will reveal other threads about the same subject.
Try a java.util.Timer or a javax.swing.Timer, or repeatedly querying Calender objects for the time, or anacron or cron, or Windows task scheduler. As I said, a search will reveal many possible solutions.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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