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Cancelling a ScheduledExecutorService

Sam Yim

Joined: Jul 25, 2009
Posts: 17
Hi All,

I'm beginning to expirement w/ the Concurrency package.

I've setup a job to run in an interval using the ScheduledExecutorService.

The return object is ScheduledFuture, which I can use to cancel the scheduled executor service.

However, I'm not sure how to trigger a scheduledFutuer.cancel()...

I've been using 'Control C' on Windows and the kill command in UNIX to kill the job.

But I want to be able to catch these signal to ensure that the current running thread completes before the job/code is killed.

Any ideas?

Christophe Verré

Joined: Nov 24, 2005
Posts: 14688

Look at Runtime#addShutdownHook.

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Sam Yim

Joined: Jul 25, 2009
Posts: 17
Thanks. Works great.
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