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hcron is an enterprise class periodic command scheduler with advanced and unique features.



  • Fix for resolving certain class of symlinks used in the event tree.
  • Event list file (/var/lib/hcron/event_lists/<username>) now uses JSON.
  • Periodically log status information (nqueuednrunning).
  • Add "done" type log entry for done/completed jobs.
  • Improve handling of process reaping in remote_execute().


  • Fix for dealing with leftover pid file.
  • Message type information added to "message" log entry.
  • New configurable for the number of symlinks followed.
  • show-log supports default enddatetime argument
  • show-log supports filtering by event name
  • show-log adds "stats" pseudo log entries.
  • Expose max_queued_jobs configurable.
  • Update hcron.conf.sample configuration file.
  • Dump operation revamped; dumps to dedicated per-dump directory.


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For bug reports and other issues, the issue tracker on Bitbucket is now active.


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