Replacing cron with mcron
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at digitaltorque.ca
Thu Feb 9 18:48:07 PST 2006
On 09/02/06 Iantcho Vassilev said:
> Has anyone tried this?
> I even think of proposing this to the base system - cron is such an old
What does mcron offer? My main complaints about cron are:
1. Difficult to do refined timing, like execute on the first tuesday of each
month. I tend to use remind for this, by David Skoll.
2. It leaves synchronization up to the app, so it will happily start multiple
instances of a job that's taking too long.
To work around #2, I find something like daemontools or runit a nicer way to
solve the problem.
Does mcron solve any of these issues?
Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at digitaltorque.ca>
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a
touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
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