[arch-general] Comment on: Use systemd timers instead of /etc/cron.{hourly, daily, weekly, monthly}?

LoneVVolf lonewolf at xs4all.nl
Mon May 5 10:18:08 EDT 2014

On 05-05-14 15:05, Maciej Puzio wrote:
> Perhaps a larger audience would have allowed a
> consideration of alternative solutions. An example of such a solution
> would be hourly/daily/monthly/weekly timers that execute scripts from
> relevant /etc/cron.* directories. That would allow for removal of
> cronie while sidestepping timer elapse problems that we are discussing
> here. It would also have a benefit of handling all cron tasks in
> addition to logrotate/updatedb/man-db/shadow.
> Thanks
> Maciej Puzio
That sounds like a good idea.
Instead of removing the entire cron system, this would allow 
systemd-timers to function as an alternative to cron.
it would also reduce the increasing dependency archlinux has on systemd 
as init system.


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