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Category: vdcron

A cron for laptop and non permanent machines.

Posted on 2018-07-11 14:06:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop vdcron

I'm a big fan of cron on my servers to trigger several tasks: monitoring reports, backups, security checks, ... But I was annoyed that on laptops such tasks are not possible. Mainly because the laptop does not always run, or is not always connected to the correct network. So, as explained in one of my previous [blog](, existing solution does not fully fit my needs. So, vdcron was born. This blog mark the release 0.5.3 of vdcron

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A cron for laptops

Posted on 2018-05-21 12:17:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop vdcron

I was looking for a simple cron like tool that help me to perform tasks on one specific day on my laptop and desktops. Unfortunately the embedded cron in OpenBSD is not foreseen for workstations or laptop that we shutdown (or hibernate) regularly.

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