App::after - Run command after delay and/or other conditions


This document describes version 0.04 of App::after (from Perl distribution App-after), released on 2016-05-21.


See the included script after.


after(%args) -> [status, msg, result, meta]

Run command after delay and/or other conditions.


  • Run command after 30-minute delay:

     after( command => ["cmd"], delay => "30m");
  • Run command after 12 hour delay and time has passed 2016-04-18:

     after( command => ["cmd"], delay => "12h", time => "2016-04-18");
  • Run command after 12 hour delay *or* time has passed 2016-04-18:

     after( command => ["cmd"], delay => "12h", or => 1, time => "2016-04-18");
  • Run command after system uptime is 2 days:

     after( command => ["cmd"], uptime => "2d");
  • Run command after system load is above 2.5:

     after( command => ["cmd"], load_above => 2.5);
  • Run command after system load is between 1 and 5:

     after( command => ["cmd"], load_above => 1, load_below => 5);

after will run command after all the specified conditions are met. A condition can be: delay (--delay), current time (--time), system uptime (--uptime), system load falling below a certain value (--load-below), system load rising above a certain value (--load-above). More conditions will be available in the future.

This function is not exported.

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

  • all => bool

    Run command after all conditions are met (the default).

  • command* => array[str]

  • delay => duration

  • load_above => float

  • load_below => float

  • none => bool

    Run command when none (instead of all) of the conditions are met.

  • or => bool

    Run command after one condition (instead of all) is met.

  • time => date

  • uptime => duration

Returns an enveloped result (an array).

First element (status) is an integer containing HTTP status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element (msg) is a string containing error message, or 'OK' if status is 200. Third element (result) is optional, the actual result. Fourth element (meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information.

Return value: (any)




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SEE ALSO This CLI can also be used to run a command after specified delay or point of time.

Proc::Govern. This module can be used to run a command then pause it when system load is outside specified range. The distribution also comes with a CLI script.


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