I want to repeatedly execute a function in Python every 60 seconds forever (just like an NSTimer in Objective C). This code will run as a daemon and is effectively like calling the python script every minute using a cron, but without requiring that to be set up by the user.
In this question about a cron implemented in Python, the solution appears to effectively just sleep() for x seconds. I don't need such advanced functionality so perhaps something like this would work
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Use the sched module, which implements a general purpose event scheduler.
import sched, time s = sched.scheduler(time.time, time.sleep) def do_something(sc): print "Doing stuff..." # do your stuff s.enter(60, 1, do_something, (sc,)) s.enter(60, 1, do_something, (s,)) s.run()