A replacement for cron, with sophisticated status-reporting and error-handling.
Jobber is a lightweight utility for Unix-like systems that can run arbitrary commands, or "jobs", according to a schedule. It is meant to be a replacement for the classic Unix utility cron.
Along with the functionality of cron, Jobber also provides:
- Job execution history: you can see what jobs have recently run, and whether they succeeded or failed.
- Sophisticated error handling: you can control whether and when a job is run again after it fails. For example, after an initial failure of a job, Jobber can schedule future runs using an exponential backoff algorithm.
- Sophisticated error reporting: you can control whether Jobber notifies you about each failed run, or only about jobs that have been disabled due to repeated failures.
More info can be found on Jobber's website.
Debian / Ubuntu
HowTo documentation for Debian / Ubuntu based systems can be found in the DEBIAN_UBUNTU.md file.