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Gets an alarm, given its name.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var getAlarm = browser.alarms.get(
  name                   // optional string
)

Parameters

nameOptional
string. The name of the alarm to get. If you don't supply this, the empty string "" will be used.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with an Alarm object. This represents the alarm whose name matches name. If no alarms match, this will be undefined.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic supportYesNo4548Yes

Examples

function gotAlarm(alarm) {
  if (alarm) {
    console.log(alarm.name);
  }
}

var getAlarm = browser.alarms.get("my-periodic-alarm");
getAlarm.then(gotAlarm);

Acknowledgements

This API is based on Chromium's chrome.alarms API.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

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