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14.2 > System > fcron (3.3.0)

Fcron is a periodical command scheduler which aims at replacing 
Vixie Cron and Anacron.

Fcron works well on systems that are not continuously running such
as laptops or desktops and it is loaded with features.

When a machine is powered on, Fcron can start jobs that were
skipped while the machine was powered off.

Installation notes:
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Group fcron and user fcron must exist before installation.
So as root do this:
groupadd -g 289 fcron
useradd -u 289 -g fcron -d /var/spool/fcron -M -s /bin/false fcron

Post Installation notes:
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The Fcron installation creates a startup file called /etc/rc.d/rc.fcron

To run this startup file automatically at system startup time,
add an entry to the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file:

# start fcron as a replacement for cron
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.fcron ]; then
. /etc/rc.d/rc.fcron start
fi

To prevent the automatic startup of the existing crond daemon:

1) Turn off the execute bit on the crond binary:

chmod -x /usr/sbin/crond

And/or:
2) Comment out the crond code in /etc/rc.d/rc.M

#if [ -x /usr/sbin/crond ]; then
# /usr/sbin/crond -l notice
#fi

To create an fcrontab for root from the sample-root-fcrontab.txt file:

fcrontab sample-root-fcrontab.txt

Maintained by: Richard Narron
Keywords: anacron,at,cron,fcron,laptop,periodic,scheduler,vixie,crontab,crond

Homepage:
http://fcron.free.fr/

Source Downloads:
fcron-3.3.0.src.tar.gz (d7485eeb01e71b3e40cd8f57ef4904db)

Download SlackBuild:
fcron.tar.gz
fcron.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

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