thanks for the reply. i will look up docs that discuss
cron. i'm sorry but i didn't get what you mean by
"m/c". please explain. thanks!



DL Neil wrote:

> > has anyone here created an application using
> > background processes? what i have in mind
> > is to be able to run the background process
> > once a day to check for files that are more than
> > 5 days old and delete them. thanks in advance.
> ric,
> PHP (and scripts) can be executed from the command line (given that it has been 
>appropriately set up on your
> m/c). This is discussed in the docs. Thereafter it becomes a matter of setting up a 
>'trigger' to kick-off
> execution at set times using CRON (*nix) or AT (Windows?32-bit).
> =dn


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