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Ashutosh Sharma
Ashutosh Sharma

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Python Scheduler

A scheduler

is used to run the function periodically using different types of patterns and syntaxes. Normally, if a task has to be performed every time after a specific time difference, a scheduler can be used.

Suppose you have a report which needs to be generated at 10 AM daily, this process can be triggered using a scheduled program.

Python has a β€œschedule” library that can help you perform this scheduling using very friendly syntaxes.

Official documentation of this library is available at

To use this library you will need to install it using

pip install schedule
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Now you are ready to schedule the jobs.

Let's try a simple example

import schedule
import time

# This method is the actual processing that we want to accomplish
# with every scheduled execution
def job():
    print("Job ran")

# This defines the frequency to run the program

# while loop to keep the program running in the memory
while True:
        # it will check if any execution is pending, 
        # if yes it will start execution

        # program will sleep for 1 second and then will again start while loop
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The above program will run every hour and print the line β€œJob ran”.

Let's look at some more examples to schedule job syntaxes

Scheudled job with frequency

# Run job every 15 seconds

# Run job every 15 minutes

# Run job every 12 hours

# Run job every 5 days

# Run job every 2 weeks
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Scheduled job for specific time

# Run job every minute at the 45th second

# Run job every hour at the 10th minute

# Run job every day at specific time

# Everyday at 11 Hour 11 Minutes

# Everyday at 11 Hour 11 Minutes 11 Second

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Checkout the working demo at

Working Demo

Top comments (6)

vulcanwm profile image

This is really cool!
Also omg replit

ashusharmatech profile image
Ashutosh Sharma • Edited


vulcanwm profile image

you could try submitting that in the replit template jam

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Ashutosh Sharma

@vulcanwm thanks for suggestion, Done :)

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vulcanwm profile image

yay! the best thing about this is that you can submit as many templates as you want

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For those of you who don't know, this package is developed by owner dan bader