kcron missing?

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 18:32:28 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-04-14 at 02:53 -0400, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Ric Moore wrote:
> > Funny thing, I don't find kcron listed anymore in the menu bar anymore.
> > So, I un-installed it, and re-installed it. I figured that would kick it
> > into gear. But, I do not find a binary file in /usr/bin named kcron.
> > Huh... so I did "locate kcron". Found a library file, a man page file.
> > thats about it. I use it to download files between 3AM and 6AM as I'm on
> > a satellite linked to Hughsnet and that's free-for-all unlimited usage
> > time. Thanks for any advice. Ric
> You forgot to say what version you have.  In Hardy:
> apt-file list kcron
> ...
> kcron: /usr/bin/kcron
> ...
> After that (Intrepid.., etc), you're right there's no bin.  I have no
> idea where they moved the GUI to.  It's part of the KDE 4 adventure!
> Seriously, you should consider learning cron.  That's part of POSIX
> (http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/000095399/utilities/crontab.html)
> so they can't rearrange things on a whim.

Sorry, I should have mentioned I'm running Intrepid. Yet, since I'm
learning ten dozen other things, and I've learned how to use kcron, I am
somewhat reticent to ditch all of my kcron scripts just to learn another
CMD line version of what used to work just fine. 

Maybe I'm just getting my back up, but I'd really like to have kcron
back, so I can go about my other chores. I am just more lazy than
ignorant, since I've been around since the Slackware floppy install
days. I had kcron setup to work nicely and thought I'd mention it seems
lost in the shuffle. :) Ric


My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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