A simple, expressive, open-source, text-file-based Job Scheduler with console, HTTP, and RESTful API interfaces.
  1. Downloading TaskForest
  2. Installing TaskForest
  3. Configuring TaskForest
    1. Jobs & Families
    2. Calendars
    3. Automatic Retries
    4. Sending Emails
    5. Options
    6. Configuration File
  4. Running TaskForest
  5. Running the TaskForest Web Server
  6. Web Server Security
  7. Checking TaskForest Status
  8. Rerunning a Job
  9. Marking a Job
  10. Tokens
  11. Releasing all Dependencies from a Job
  12. Putting a Job on Hold
  13. Releasing a Hold Off a Job
  14. HOWTO
  15. The RESTful Web Service
  16. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  17. Bugs
  18. Change Log
  19. Author
  20. Acknowledgements
  21. Copyright

Configuring TaskForest

There are two main parts to configuring TaskForest: configuring the Family files that specify job dependencies, and setting the options that determine TaskForest's behavior.

Precedence of Different Options Sources

All settings (required and optional) may be specified in a variety of ways: command line, environment variable and config file. The order of preferences is this: Most options have default values. Settings specified in the config file override those defaults. Settings specified in environment variables take override those specified in the config file and the default values. Setting specified on the command line override those specified in envrionment variables, and those specified in the config files and the default values.

The names of the environment variable are the same as the names of the settings on the command line (or in the config file), but they should be in UPPER CASE, with ``TF_'' prepended. For example, the environment variable name for the 'run_wrapper' setting is 'TF_RUN_WRAPPER'.