Nice solution to the cron pain

By | May 26, 2012
Brilliant! That makes cron a lot nicer an eliminates the need for fancy email filters to receive just errors as opposed to all spam mail. Having a few systems that do regularly spam, I appreciate this. I would however also like a cron queue scheduler that kicks off a new job only when there are a maximum of x other backup jobs running, but maybe that's asking for too much.

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"Could cron be fixed? Although almost all current implementation of cron are open source, cron's pathological behavior has been petrified into the Unix standards. So if it isn't broken, it isn't cron. The only solution left is a work-around."

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Cronic – A cure for Cron’s chronic email problem
Cronic A cure for Cron’s chronic email problem. The Disease: 0 1 * * * backup >/dev/null 2>&1; The Cure: 0 1 * * * cronic backup. Cronic is a shell script to help control the most annoyi…

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