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Expanded version of 'cron'

'cronwrap' is a utility that offers more control over the execution of a cron job than the standard cron daemon allows. It can ensure and report that the job completes within a specified time period. It can email and/or log any output produced from the job. It reports on the exit status of the job.


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Download version 1.0 (stable)
released on 1 July 2004


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License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey9 July 2004

Leaders and contributors

Scott Hamilton Maintainer

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 25 February 2017.


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