Cron Job Monitoring for Perl scripts

Cron monitoring in Perl #

Oh Dear users can add cron job monitoring to any existing Perl script. When you create a cronjob monitor in your Oh Dear account, you're given a unique pingback URL that should be called every time a cronjob completes.

In this guide, we'll cover how you can implement that in your existing Perl code.

Cron job monitoring in generic Perl #

You can make use of the LWP::Simple library for making network calls.

use LWP::Simple;
get("https://ping.ohdear.app/e536e771-9ff6");

Note: make sure your script stops executing on error conditions, so the get function isn't called even if the script has failed.

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