Perl script

This shortcut type allows executing a Perl script. You can find Perl documentation and learn it on the official site:

Advanced Task Scheduler searches for Perl executable (perl.exe) in the directories listed in the PATH environment variable. You can also select Perl executable directly in the option Use specific Perl executable in the Scripts section of the Preferences window. You can download and install Perl from its official site:

The arguments are passed to the Perl scripts through the %advscheduler variable. The following keys are passed: actionname, actiontime, actionschedule, actionsource, actionsourceextra, lasterrorcode, lastexitcode. Professional and Network Editions: all defined tempfile variables are also passed. These arguments are described in the Variables topic.

Script output
When a script completes execution, its output appears in the execution log.

Script length
Although, the maximal length of the script is 32,768 characters, you can use the "require "";" construction to load another Perl script file. Such files do not have length limitations.

Returning codes
Error code: Error code of starting the command
Exit code: Exit code from the script

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