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KIRBY ALARM AND TASK SCHEDULER (PRO VERSION)
 
 
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Alarm Watch File Condition
The watch file condition allows for conditional execution of an alarm.
In other words the alarm will only execute if the next alarm date/time has been reached AND the watch file condition is met.
The watch file can only be entered if you have selected the "Use Watch File" option

There are various types of watch file conditions.


File Exists - "Does the file exist?" If so then execute the alarm.
File Does NOT Exist - "Does the file exist?" If so then DO NOT execute the alarm.
Date Stamp Changed - "Has the date stamp since the last time the alarm was run changed?" If so then execute the alarm.
Date/Time Stamp Changed - "Has the date or time stamp since the last time the alarm was run changed?" If so then execute the alarm.
Date/Time Stamp NOT Changed - "Has the date or time stamp since the last time the alarm was run changed?" If not then execute the alarm.
Time Stamp Changed - "Has the time stamp since the last time the alarm was run changed?" If so then execute the alarm.
File Size Greater Than Xk - "Is the size of the file greater than the entered size?" If so then execute the alarm.
File Size Changed - "Has the file size since the last time the alarm was run changed?" If so then execute the alarm.
Folder Changed - "Have any of the files in the specified folder changed (or new files added or deleted)?" If so then execute the alarm



Example Uses
(1) You want Kirby Alarm to execute a batch file to back up your data, but can't start the backup until the days end process in another application has finished. What do you do? Sure you can kind of guess when it will be finished, but you can't always be certain that it has, and you end up with a dud backup.
If the other process can update a file (we will call this the watch file) when days end has finished, then you can set up Kirby Alarm to start checking for a change in the date stamp of the watch file. Every 5 minutes (or whatever recurrence type you choose) Kirby Alarm will check the watch file and ONLY WHEN the date stamp (note other conditions are also available) has changed will Kirby Alarm execute the batch file. Neat huh?

(2) Notify if a file size is getting too big.

(3) Email you if you have forgotten to put the backup cd in the cd burner by checking the existence of a file on the cd.

(4) Email a copy of a data file for offsite backup, but only if the data file has changed.
 
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