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The scheduling functionality allows you to control how often Sockso scans your collection for new/updated/removed tracks. If you have a very large collection you may want to make this less frequent than the default (which is every 30 minutes).

Simple Scheduling (default)

By default Sockso uses a very simple scheduling technique, and just runs a new scan every 30 minutes. You can alter this frequency through the GUI on the General panel.

Cron Scheduling

If you have demanding needs, or just want to take more control over scanning then Sockso provides a cron like scheduler. This allows you to specify the frequency for collection scans using cron syntax.


To enable this just enter the following command into the console:

propset scheduler cron

To revert back to simple scheduling just set this back to simple instead of cron.

NB: In Sockso versions 1.2.6 and below you will need to restart Sockso any time you change the scheduler for it to take effect.


You can now configure the cron scheduler (changes take effect straight away when it is running) using the following property:

propset */30 * * * *

The above command sets scanning to run every 30 minutes. For more information about how to use cron see the wikipedia article. You can also use the special crontab @ commands, like this:

propset @hourly

Manual Scheduling

If you'd like to never have indexing run automatically you can use the manual scheduler.

propset scheduler manual

With this scheduler running you'll have to manually run the scan.


  • Sakthikkumaran Vijayaraghavan said:
    Good one. Is it possible to schedule the playlist? I mean CRON job of playing a playlist at a specified time.
    2013-08-02 13:21:33

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