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Scheduling tasks in windows command promptIn earlier versions of windows, “at” command allowed to manage scheduled tasks. But that command is now deprecated. You should use “schtasks” command to manage scheduled tasks. Task scheduler service must be running to use schtasks command.
Creating new scheduled taskSuppose you want to delete the files in a directory every day at 2 PM, then you can create scheduled task as shown in below command.
SCHTASKS /Create /SC weekly /D MON,TUE,WED,THU,FRI /ST 14:00 /TN DailyCleanUp /TR “del /q tempd*”
Here /SC means schedule of the task.
/D means day of the week
/TN means task name
/ST means start time of the task
/TR means task to be run
Creating a one off scheduled taskYou can use below syntax to create one off task.
SCHTASKS /CREATE /TN “One off task” /TR “del /q tempd*” /SC ONCE /SD 01/11/2016 /ST 12:00
Deleting the task
SCHTASKS /Delete /TN “DailyCleanUp” /
Viewing all scheduled tasksYou can use below command to view all scheduled tasks.
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