Cron vs. Whenjobs vs. Goaljobs

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at
Wed Dec 18 00:52:14 UTC 2013

On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 7:23 PM, Jonathan Ryshpan <jonrysh at>wrote:

> I'm interested in a replacement for cron which would allow me to run
> various cron jobs on demand, and mark them as having been run, so they
> won't be run again from the schedule.  Looking through the Fedora
> repository, I noticed whenjobs, which looks like it may do the job (no pun
> intended).  The documentation for whenjobs says that it is obsolete and has
> been replaced by goaljobs.
> Has anyone tried out whenjobs or goaljobs.  Any problems?  Will they do
> what I need done?

Is there some reason 'at' won't do what you want?

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