Removing cron in 13.2

Gonzalo Odiard gonzalo at
Sat Mar 23 18:19:20 EDT 2013

> The classic Unix interface for starting processes periodically is
> cron; all other packages that need that feature use it, ever since
> Unix V7 or so in the 1970s.  If systemd has reimplemented the
> equivalent, can you fix systemd to implement the cron interface to
> that feature?  That looks like the clean way to shrink the system a
> little.
It's true, we need learn new tricks, but does not have sense have a service
not needed on every xo, if we can do it in a better way.

Info about how to replace crond  with systemd:


>         John
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