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Schedule a Fileset to run 03 Nov 2017 12:10 #2787

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Is there a way to schedule a Fileset to run at a certain time?

Schedule a Fileset to run 03 Nov 2017 14:57 #2789

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If you're talking about setting a beginning date and time when the fileset first becomes available to client devices to which the fileset is assigned, double click the association after assigning the fileset to edit the fileset timing properties.

If you want to set a daily time window then you'd have to use a requirements script, sort of like this example for Windows here - www.filewavedoodads.space/good-stuff/fileset-time-window

For anyone interested in implement a time window for Mac filesets via a requirements script the command you're looking for is date +%H%M, which will give you the time in 24 hour format. You'll need to strip off the leading 0 if the time is before noon. Then do some number comparisons to make sure it's greater than your beginning time but less than your ending time in 24 hour format.

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Schedule a Fileset to run 09 Nov 2017 15:56 #2793

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So, for the Mac, is there a fileset recipe that can be used to set up a scheduled task? For instance, a script that clears everything off of the desktop that will run everyday. I've been looking into doing this kind of thing through launchd; but if there's an easier way, I'd be interested in using it. I guess what I'd really like to see is a feature built into FileWave that will allow filesets to be reinstalled on a schedule.

Schedule a Fileset to run 09 Nov 2017 16:39 #2794

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You could add the script as a verification script. It'll run once every 24 hours at verification and every time the FileWave client is started, such as when the system is rebooted.

Edit: Forgot to mention that it will also run if you trigger a verification via the admin console, in the event an admin wanted to force it to happen instead of waiting for the 24 hours/rebooting the client.
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Schedule a Fileset to run 09 Nov 2017 16:42 #2795

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Thanks. I'll give that a try. It may be just what I need for most tasks.
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