There are some things I don’t want to be doing at 11:13 at night when I’m tired and cranky and just want something to work. Calculating cron jobs is one of them. Once again, KDE comes to the rescue.

Now, I don’t use KDE as my desktop, but their tools are absolutely amazingly nice, practical, and easy to use. I just searched the portage tree for cron, and kcron came up in the list. Thanks to Gentoo’s split KDE ebuilds, I got to emerge just that file, which took 2 minutes and 47 seconds.

Then, I ran the little sucker and instead of using my tired head to figure out my freaky cron job schedule, I just used the nice little friendly GUI and it did everything for me. It even works with fcron, which webmin can’t do (seems to only work correctly with vixie-cron).

KDE rocks.

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