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Fcron is a periodical command scheduler which aims at replacing vixie cron, so it implements most of its functionality. It does not assume that your system is running either all the time or regularly: you can, for instance, tell fcron to execute tasks every x hours y minutes of system uptime or to do a job only once in a specified interval of time. You can also set a nice value to a job, run it depending on the system load average, and much more.

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Recent releases

  •  13 May 2014 21:33

    Release Notes: A focus on bugfixes and stability. Also improves Solaris 10 and SE Linux support. The 3.1.X dev branch is now close (in terms of features and stability) to be made production.

    •  14 Mar 2013 22:48

      Release Notes: There are no real new features, but multiple bugs were fixed in this release, plus changes to make the code more robust.

      •  05 Jan 2013 19:00

        Release Notes: This release focuses on Vixie cron compatibility (@reboot, etc., shortcuts, auditing, job environment, email headers, etc.) and refactoring to make the code easier to maintain. fcrondyn also uses the readline library for a nicer user experience, and it doesn't require a password anymore (only really tested on Linux, feedback and help welcome on other platforms).

        •  10 Apr 2010 11:44

          Release Notes: The prior focus of the 3.0.5 release was to fix a security issue that was found and would allow a malicious user to read fcron configuration files and the fcrontabs of non-root users. It also brings various minor improvements and bug fixes. This release fixes an issue introduced in version 3.0.5 preventing non-privileged users from listing their fcrontab on some systems.

          •  09 Nov 2007 09:05

            Release Notes: The random option has been improved. A new option, erroronlymail, has been added so that an email is sent only when the job exits with a failure status. Some cleanup on the file closures has been done, which should remove the problems some users would see when jobs were executed.


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