Front end for cron - what are you guys using?

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Front end for cron - what are you guys using?

Post by afora » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:44 pm

Can the community recommend a couple of cron front end wrappers with a decent GUI.
Many thanks!

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Re: Front end for cron - what are you guys using?

Post by afora » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:06 pm

I guess nobody is using GUI front ends judging by the silence???

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Re: Front end for cron - what are you guys using?

Post by deepakdeshp » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:11 pm

I found this. https://www.npmjs.com/package/crontab-ui . I havent used it.
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Re: Front end for cron - what are you guys using?

Post by gittiest personITW » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:13 pm

afora wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:44 pm
Can the community recommend a couple of cron front end wrappers with a decent GUI.
Many thanks!
You might get more answers (if the one you've got isn't what you are looking for) by mentioning what it is you are trying to achieve.

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Re: Front end for cron - what are you guys using?

Post by jglen490 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:14 pm

Just looking at Google, maybe crontab_ui?

Personally, while I do appreciate having some available, I don't spend much time making cron jobs :D
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Re: Front end for cron - what are you guys using?

Post by afora » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:16 pm

deepakdeshp wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:11 pm
I found this. https://www.npmjs.com/package/crontab-ui . I havent used it.
Thanks deepakdeshp, I saw this. I was wondering if this is the best tool available, and if there's anything else everybody is using - I am migrating from Windows and I'm used to Windows scheduler's GUI which I suspect will be harder to find for linux. But I thought they may be alternatives the community are using.

I suspect command line is the preferred option for seasoned linux users?

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Re: Front end for cron - what are you guys using?

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:08 pm

the only Cron jobs that I have ever wanted was a one time deal....
to take care of the chore of installing new updates.
I have it working on daily basis to install everything Except a Kernel.

and in more than a year of doing so, have never once experienced a negative issue.

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Re: Front end for cron - what are you guys using?

Post by smurphos » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:09 pm

This is quite handy if you are just getting to grips with using crontab in the terminal.

https://crontab.guru/
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Re: Front end for cron - what are you guys using?

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:22 pm

smurphos wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:09 pm
This is quite handy if you are just getting to grips with using crontab in the terminal.

https://crontab.guru/
You showed that to me about a year ago, and you mentored me through my entire Cronjob task.
I thank you again sir, for helping so much.

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