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What is cron needed for - anything vital?
Hi FOSWiki Suport,
I wish to install FOSWiki on a machine that I do not have root access on. I have checked all the systems requirements and know I meet them all, including Perl modules required and correct version numbers. However, I don't have access to cron scheduler. What does FOSWiki use cron to do? If I don't have access to cron, will it break FOSWiki as a whole, or just the functionality that uses it?
Thanks and regards, Mark
Cron is not necessary for normal operation of foswiki - it is used to do regular mailouts for the MailNotify
topics, and to clean up the session files - which you can also do manually.
I'm a little surprised that you don't have access to cron - what happens when you run
but yes, it'll work - I run most of my local testing and development foswiki's without cron.
- 12 Mar 2010
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