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Job scheduling made easy.

Scheduler allows you to schedule recurrent jobs with an easy-to-read syntax.

Inspired by the article Rethinking Cron and the schedule python module.

How to use?

package main

import (


func main() {
	job := func() {
		t := time.Now()
		fmt.Println("Time's up! @", t.UTC())
      // Run every 2 seconds but not now.
      // Run now and every X.
      // Keep the program from not exiting.

How it works?

By specifying the chain of calls, a Job struct is instantiated and a goroutine is starts observing the Job.

The goroutine will be on pause until:

  • The next run scheduled is due. This will cause to execute the job.
  • The SkipWait channel is activated. This will cause to execute the job.
  • The Quit channel is activated. This will cause to finish the job.

Not immediate recurrent jobs

By default the behaviour of the recurrent jobs (Every(N) seconds, minutes, hours) is to start executing the job right away and then wait the required amount of time. By calling specifically .NotImmediately() you can override that behaviour and not execute it directly when the function Run() is called.



Distributed under MIT license. See LICENSE for more information.



Package scheduler is a cron replacement based on:


Uses include:

 func main() {
   job := func() {
	fmt.Println("Time's up!")



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type Job

type Job struct {
	Quit     chan bool
	SkipWait chan bool

	// contains filtered or unexported fields

Job defines a running job and allows to stop a scheduled job or run it.

func Every

func Every(times *Job

Every defines when to run a job. For a recurrent jobs (n seconds/minutes/hours) you should specify the unit and then call to the correspondent period method.

func (*Job) At

func (j *Job) At(hourTime string) *Job

At lets you define a specific time when the job would be run. Does not work with recurrent jobs. Time should be defined as a string separated by a colon. Could be used as "08:35:30", "08:35" or "8" for only the hours.

func (*Job) Day

func (j *Job) Day() *Job

Day sets the job to run every day.

func (*Job) Friday

func (j *Job) Friday() *Job

Friday sets the job to run every Friday.

func (*Job) Hours

func (j *Job) Hours() *Job

Hours sets the job to run every n Hours where n was defined in the Every function.

func (*Job) IsRunning

func (j *Job) IsRunning() bool

IsRunning returns if the job is currently running

func (*Job) Minutes

func (j *Job) Minutes() *Job

Minutes sets the job to run every n Minutes where n was defined in the Every function.

func (*Job) Monday

func (j *Job) Monday() *Job

Monday sets the job to run every Monday.

func (*Job) NotImmediately

func (j *Job) NotImmediately() *Job

NotImmediately allows recurrent jobs not to be executed immediatelly after definition. If a job is declared hourly won't start executing until the first hour passed.

func (*Job) Run

func (j *Job) Run(f func()) (*Job, error)

Run sets the job to the schedule and returns the pointer to the job so it may be stopped or executed without waiting or an error.

func (*Job) Saturday

func (j *Job) Saturday() *Job

Saturday sets the job to run every Saturday.

func (*Job) Seconds

func (j *Job) Seconds() *Job

Seconds sets the job to run every n Seconds where n was defined in the Every function.

func (*Job) Sunday

func (j *Job) Sunday() *Job

Sunday sets the job to run every Sunday.

func (*Job) Thursday

func (j *Job) Thursday() *Job

Thursday sets the job to run every Thursday.

func (*Job) Tuesday

func (j *Job) Tuesday() *Job

Tuesday sets the job to run every Tuesday.

func (*Job) Wednesday

func (j *Job) Wednesday() *Job

Wednesday sets the job to run every Wednesday.

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