It seems to me that if you have an open socket to listen for commands, you 
could have the chron or windows scheduler send those commands to your LC app. 

Ben, some syntax would be helpful. 

Bob S

> On Jul 12, 2022, at 07:48 , Ben Rubinstein via use-livecode 
> <> wrote:
> Hi Tim,
> On 11/07/2022 12:35, Tim Selander via use-livecode wrote:
>> I want to have an LC app running on a computer doing nothing but watching 
>> the time. At predetermined times, I then want it to run a command. A call to 
>> an API on a website.
> My $0.02, FWIW: it this is really all your app is doing, and the times are 
> every fee hours or days, rather than every few seconds, I would use the 
> computer's built in scheduler to invoke your app, rather than have it running 
> continuously and watching the time.
> I have a number of things like this - LC apps which are launched by schedule. 
> On Windows, the Windows scheduler (I generally use a batch script which 
> launches the app in this case); on Mac or Linux, use cron. I find this more 
> reliable, easier to update etc.
> Ben

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