Re: [dev] A simple but flexible alternative to cron

From: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2015 14:55:01 +0100


On Sun, 08 Feb 2015 14:55:01 +0100 Eric Pruitt <> wrote:
> I've wanted something with a bit more flexibility than standard Cron for
> a while, and I finally came up with a simple solution that I like and
> felt might be of interest to this community.

You are just replacing the run‐crons script which is used in distribu‐
tions to handle the /etc/cron.[hourly|weekly|monthly] scripts? Running
the script all the time is a bit of time‐wasting. The scheduler should
know, to save CPU cycles, when the next task is arriving.

I am using fcron[0] with just 11k. It has a nice shell fcrondyn with dy‐
namic task scheduling and it won’t shoot into your back like vixie cron
does on an unstable time source.


Christoph Lohmann

Received on Sun Feb 08 2015 - 14:55:01 CET

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