Cron monitoring tool.

cron, monitoring, sentry, io, cronitor, crons
pip install crony==0.2.1



Cron monitoring tool. It works well with & can help you know if the tool doesn't start or end correctly. Or if it takes an abnormally long time to complete. helps debugging by giving stack traces when your cron code fails.

Getting Started

This tool currently requires Python 3.6 or higher. There's a current issue to add Python 2 support.

If you're on a Mac, it's as simple as running

brew install python3

Or using whatever package manager for your system.


To get the benefit of integration. You'll need to sign up for an account with them and setup a new "Cron job" monitor. When you setup your monitor, you'll receive a link like{ENDPOINT}

The alphanumeric string after "" and before the endpoint is your Cronitor unique identifier. You'll need to pass that to crony with --cronitor to integrate the cron monitoring with

To integration crony with for debugging & error tracking, you'll need to create an account at After creating an account, you can setup a project for your crons. Sentry will give you a DSN url that you'll need to integration with crony. You can then specify your DSN when calling crony with --dsn, or with a SENTRY_DSN environment variable, or by placing it inside a config file.


Simply install with

pip install crony

To get a list of options use

crony --help

Crony can wrap any shell command, try this

crony echo "hello world"

View the wiki for environment variables and configuration file options.

Running the tests

There's a current issue to write unit tests.

And coding style tests

New commits must pass pep8 & flake8 standards. The only allowed exception is pep8 line length is allowed to be up to 99 characters.

pep8 . --max-line-length=99

Should yield 0 errors.

flake8 .

Should also yield 0 errors.

Built With

  • Raven - Python client for Sentry
  • Requests - Requests: HTTP for Humans


Please read for details on our code of conduct, and the process for submitting pull requests.


Ideally we'll use SemVer for versioning. For the versions available, see the tags on this repository.


  • Brad Belyeu - Initial work - bbelyeu


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the file for details.