The simpler alternative to cron: Whenjobs



Whenjobs was developed as a solo project by Jones as a replacement for cron. Whenjobs offers simpler syntax and supports dependencies between jobs. In a blog posting, Jones expressly points out that this is a private project and is not planned as a replacement for the standard cron system used by Fedora or Red Hat. However, he does use the work for automated builds of virtualization tools on Red Hat, thus demonstrating its capability for production use.


  1. "Fcron" by Matija Suklje, Linux Magazine , January 2010, pg. 48
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