But what do you know about Crom?
What have they in common besides the (almost) identical names?
Let's see how the venerable cron compares to the imortal Crom!
|What is it?||Software time-based job scheduler for UNIX-like OSes.||Fictional Cimmerian deity of Hyborian Ages.|
|Uses||Schedule tasks to be executed, per user, with granularity of one minute.||Basically nothing.
Some believe that he bestow men and women at birth with the courage to survive, persevere, and vanquish adversity.
|Creation||1979 (Version 7 UNIX).||1932. Crom is the most venerable indeed.|
|Versions||Several (proprietary, open source and free software) implementations.||There is only one Crom, you hound dog son of a thousand fathers!|
|How to use it||Executing crontab -e, or editing the several files that comprises it's configuration||Invoke his name during an oath or curse. That's the only know safe way to mention him.|
|Known problems||It will issue error messages if you messed up with the expected syntax||He has little patience for weakness, which means asking him for help will make him to ignore you (at best) or really f@#$%&! you (at worst).|