Cron Scheduling: An Old Fallback

Cron is our old frenemy: we love to hate it and we hate to love it. Cron, the simple job scheduler, has been shipped with UNIX and Linux since the dawn of time…or at least the dawn of the computer age. The crontab scheduler is great for simple tasks, but there are three primary problems


Scheduling Jobs in UNIX Environments

JAMS runs scripts in most UNIX environments. And, it can run them from from whichever shell you prefer. Companies are running scripts in Linux, AIX, HPUX, Solaris, and OpenSolaris. A few more UNIX flavors are already in the works. JAMS connects to UNIX systems through SSH, and remotely executes scripts. After executing, it logs any