Inian Inian - 5 months ago 57
Python Question

List the cron jobs scheduled by apscheduler

I am using the Advanced Python Scheduler module in my scripts to schedule a job for every last day of the month. I am running this python script as a

script in CentOS machine.

from apscheduler.schedulers.blocking import BlockingScheduler

if __name__ == '__main__':
sched = BlockingScheduler()
sched.add_job(lambda: my_aggregation_function(url_list, 'monthly'), 'cron', day='last')
while True:

I restarted my script(systemd) by adding these changes and the script is now running with the job scheduled.

My question is how do I confirm if the job is scheduled from my python script to be run as I configured. I did a cron list as below but couldn't find any listings scheduled.

crontab -u root -l

Also for a test job on interactive shell,

# python
Python 2.7.5 (default, Nov 6 2016, 00:28:07)
[GCC 4.8.5 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-11)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> from apscheduler.schedulers.blocking import BlockingScheduler
>>> sched = BlockingScheduler()
>>> def job_function():
... print "Hello World"
>>> sched.add_job(job_function, 'cron', day='last')
<Job (id=c4b232a453dd4b5dbea5ef413d7a8c4d name=job_function)>
>>> sched.start()

How do I see the details of the job id (
) mentioned? Is it possible to look in this way.

Also I looked up another module python-crontab for managing
jobs. This also didn't list the jobs

>>> from crontab import CronTab
>>> my_cron = CronTab(user='root')
>>> for job in my_cron:
... print job

Answer Source

I think there's a grave misunderstanding here. It seems you think APScheduler is somehow managing the system's cron jobs. It is not. It's an in-process scheduler which just happens to have a cron-like trigger for scheduling the jobs. APScheduler has no connection whatsoever to any cron daemon or crontabs.

Updating the actual answer from the comments. The API is defined in the apscheduler official documentation

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