Replacing cron with mcron

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Thu Feb 9 07:38:05 PST 2006

In the last episode (Feb 09), Lowell Gilbert said:
> 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.

Not to mention it's written in guile, so you'd have to import that too.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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