Any paid subscription to OTTT includes the ability to schedule OTTT sessions to start at
the same time and for the same duration. OTTT uses a format called "Cron
" that allows you
to make highly flexible schedules, but that does come at the price of being a little confusing
to learn at first. Luckily, with a few examples you will be able to pick it up quickly.
Scheduled sessions work just like normal sessions that are started with /ottt 30
with scheduled sessions OTTT does not post a channel message when the session starts. Scheduled sessions
free you from manually starting every session, but there are still limits on the number of concurrent sessions you can
have, which is based on your plan.
First, you will need to select a timezone. OTTT will work with timezones that support
Day Light Savings Time (DST) or not. If you do not know what timezone you are in,
you can reference this timezone map
Next, you can enter the cron schedules, one per line, for a channel. Each line is made up of several
parts, each separated by a space.
min: The minute of the hour to start on. 0 would be on-the-hour, as would the
wildcard character * and 30 would be half-past the hour.
hr: The hour, in 24-hour style, to start on. 8 would be 8 am, 20 would be 8 pm. You
can use the wildcard character * here to start every hour of the day. You can also use combination
of hours separated by commas, like: 8,10,13,15 or spans like: 8-10,13-15
dayOfMonth: Normally you will use the wildcard character * here. Otherwise, you can
use a number from 1 to 31 for which day of the month this schedule is valid.
month: Like dayOfMonth, you will likely use the wildcard character * here. Otherwise,
you can specify the months this schedule will be active separated with commas and hyphens like:
1-6,8-12. You can also use three-letter month names like Jan-Aug.
dayOfWeek: A typical value for dayOfWeek might be Mon-Fri (or 1-5 with numbers). You
can use the wildcard character * for every day of the week, and use commas and spans like:
session mins: Here you enter the number of minutes for the session, like 30 or 60.
You can set the schedule to Active to have it start, or Inactive to have it paused until you would like to
start it again.
You can also delete the schedule by clearing out the Cron input and clicking Submit.