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#1 2015-10-13 11:52:10

redcollective
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CRON GUI recommendation needed

I'll admit it, I'm command-line-lazy. I'm looking for a recommendation for a cron GUI that:

1. isn't ancient
2. requires a webserver
3. riddled with dependencies

Any recommendations?

I've looked at gnome-schedule - seems old, anything better?

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#2 2015-10-13 12:03:59

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Re: CRON GUI recommendation needed

Can't your scheduling needs not be satisfied by dropping a  random script into /etc/cron.{daily,hourly,monthly}?

GUIs carry the risk of doing something wrong.


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#3 2015-10-13 12:20:11

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Re: CRON GUI recommendation needed

You perhaps underestimate the extent of my command-line-laziness  wink


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#4 2015-10-13 12:45:00

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Re: CRON GUI recommendation needed

Silly question, but why are you worried about ancient? cron is pretty ancient too, and so far as I'm aware, not a lot has changed in a long time, so a gui won't have needed to be changed to track non-changes.


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#5 2015-10-13 15:15:35

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Re: CRON GUI recommendation needed

Not a silly question at all, it's just a rule of thumb I've grown up using as a non-technical user, to gauge the quality and modernity of the apps I choose to use. Like if I'm interested in an open source project, I'll check the frequency and regularity of updates, number of contributors etc as a broad measure of quality/utility/modernity. It may not be right and I'm prepared to be educated by better advice!

To illustrate, I chose bunsenlabs and not some other distro  ( no particular names mentioned hmm )  based on these sort of criteria.

Gnome-schedule doesn't appear to have had any love in the debian repositories since 2010, with the most recent version still languishing in *cringe* sourceforge.

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#6 2015-10-13 15:50:15

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Re: CRON GUI recommendation needed

what if you don't have a choice?

I'm not going to search for a cron gui, but in the case you give up and decide to use the commandline here's a good howto on how to add crontab entries: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-do-i-a … unix-oses/
I'm kind of out of touch with the debian system, but in my case I had to add the user to  cron group.


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#7 2015-10-13 18:46:15

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Re: CRON GUI recommendation needed

I have just rememered that when I used to use kde I would use kalarm for that ---you can set actions at certain intervals.. but imo It's just much easier and efficient to use cron if you don't want crazy alarms and flashy screen notifications too.

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#8 2015-10-13 20:58:07

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Re: CRON GUI recommendation needed


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#9 2015-10-13 22:35:20

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Re: CRON GUI recommendation needed

Sector11 wrote:

Debian archaeology  big_smile

Rapidly arriving at the conclusion I should MAN up (literally - as read the MANual).

Found these little helper websites which together perhaps provide all the commandline assistance I'd like:

http://www.corntab.com/pages/crontab-gui for crafting entries

http://www.cronchecker.net/ for checking entries

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#10 2015-10-13 23:00:45

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Re: CRON GUI recommendation needed

but I'm just tossing pebbles into the pot here.  big_smile


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#11 2016-05-19 10:36:00

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Re: CRON GUI recommendation needed

mod note:  deleted post

Spam ?

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#12 2016-05-19 10:50:53

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Re: CRON GUI recommendation needed

^ Likely.

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#13 2016-05-19 16:43:28

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Re: CRON GUI recommendation needed

Some things I've found that may be useful:

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