Micron Cron Daemon

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Micron aims to be a drop-in replacement for Vixie Cron, offering the same feature set with fewer security concerns and a smaller memory footprint.

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  • Small code and executable size - Currently the cron daemon executable is about half the size of Vixie-Cron. One of the goals of this program is to keep the daemon small as possible, while judiciously introducing new features. Currently, the stripped executable size for a typical build of this program is somewhere between 14 and 18 kilobytes on an x86 machine.
  • A system crontab file for running system maintenance tasks.
  • Crontab file syntax that is compatible with the original crontab file syntax.
  • Full privilege de-escalation for any executed job; this eliminates any way of running code as root unless you have write-access to root's crontab.
  • Way of selecting where job output should be saved possible targets are


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Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, End Users/Desktop, Engineering, Information Technology, System Administrators

User Interface

Non-interactive (Daemon)

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