I have a small bot currently written in
php but i can switch to
py if need be.
It basically gathers data from an api about tasks that need to be ran only once in order to be updated the next day at certain unique times
Each day at
UTC+0 00:00 i use a
cron job to gather that data from the api.
For example a task might need to run at
UTC+0 09:00 another one at
UTC+0 10:15 and another one at
UTC+0 11:30. The next day there are new tasks that need to run at different times.
Now since those tasks are only available for that day i don't think that setting a cron job for each of them at the desired time is a solution and then delete the cron job.
Therefore, how do i run a script just when the task needs to be updated?
For now i'm running a cron job each minute and if there is a task within a minute range i'm running another script that updates that task but that seems messy to me and i'm wondering if i could do something about it.
P.S: I'm using a droplet from digitalocean that runs on
Ubuntu 19.04 - disco