What are whenjobs
Whenjobs are written by Richard Jones from RedHat Linux. They are designed to be a cron daemon replacement with some improvements over normal cron-jobs. Further more we from Funtoo Linux added some improvements to them already. Whenjobs give users a simpler syntax for jobs to run and with funtoo improvements a good way of user-management for whenjobs, that way we fixed the default behaviour of whenjobs to not been able to run as root and let us execute the daemon on a userbasis by default.
Question for help and testing
With this tutorial we like to ask users to help us and test whenjobs. We would like to get your feedback to FL-338. So please test and report there what you think and what you think should be improved.
How to install whenjobs
The installation of whenjobs is really easy, just merge them and you would get all that is needed for a first testrun and later perhaps also a production usage.
# emerge -avt whenjobs
That's what is needed for installing whenjobs, nothing big so far.
How to get started
As mentioned above we added a user-management and whenjobs has a changed syntax compared to normal cronjobs so we will discuss all these parts now. :)