Replacing cron with mcron

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Feb 9 06:18:34 PST 2006

Iantcho Vassilev <ianchov at> writes:

> Has anyone tried this?

It is in ports, so I think some people are probably using it.

> I even think of proposing this to the base system - cron is such an old
> idea..

mcron is Gnu licensed, so it would have a difficult time being
accepted for the base system.  As to cron being an old idea: I do not
think that mcron is really a newer idea, but rather mcron is more of a
new implementation of the same idea.

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