CronniX
CronniX 3.0.2
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Graphic interface to cron scheduler.   Free
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CronniX is an Aqua frontend to the powerful Unix tool "cron". Cron is a Unix system service that allows scheduled execution of scripts, programs, applications - in short anything that can be started from the command line. This includes OSX applications and AppleScripts.
What's New
Version 3.0.2:
  • Really a Universal binary
  • Fixed homepage URL (Help menu)
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



MacUpdate - CronniX




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CronniX User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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ylluminate commented on 29 Jan 2012
Would love to see this brought back on Lion with system cron support. Lingon just doesn't cut it for us now with Lingon 3 only working for user and the author doesn't seem to have plans for a System Lingon, which is unfortunate.
[Version 3.0.2]


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ModStereo reviewed on 21 Nov 2011
Perfect program, does what it says! Only issue which has been noted below is that you cant edit the system crontabs, only user tabs. But for our purposes, this is not a problem.

Thanks!
[Version 3.0.2]


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Likos commented on 02 Aug 2011
Cronnix is not fully compatible with Lion. You can modify user crontabs but not system ones. (error: You can't open the application sucrontab because PowerPC applications are no longer supported.)
[Version 3.0.2]


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Boise-Ed commented on 02 Jul 2011
I've just upgraded to Snow Leopard (10.6.8), and my longtime cron settings aren't working anymore. Looking for an answer, I found this somewhere: "cron has been replaced by launchd since 10.4." Does that mean cron (and by extension CronniX) is now obsolete with the new OS version? If so, is there an app that works likewise with launchd?
[Version 3.0.2]

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Thresher-The-Shark replied on 02 Mar 2012
Apple wants everyone to switch to launchd, but cron is still supported.
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WordWeaver reviewed on 19 May 2011
Thank-you very much for this program. Despite my many years of using Macintosh computers, I have zero experience with working with crontabs. I had to figure out how to automate backing up my WordPress blog using the XCloner WP plug-in, and your program was exactly what I needed. Well done!
[Version 3.0.2]


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Fulmar2 reviewed on 08 Feb 2011
This app really helped me out a lot. I know that it is possible to set this up using terminal and the command line... but it is SOO much easier to do it (and get it right) using this app. Sincere kudos to the developer. Thanks!
[Version 3.0.2]


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Ryansebiz commented on 02 Feb 2010
The MacUpdate (and all other download sites) link to the dmg is dead. I went to Sven's site and emailed him that the software was no longer available. Surprisingly he replied back right away saying he uploaded the dmg to http://code.google.com/p/cronnix/downloads/list

Thank you Sven!
[Version 3.0.2]


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Shmk reviewed on 17 Oct 2009
This is awesome, easiest way to schedule applications and I don't have to make a big mess in iCal. Thanks
[Version 3.0.2]

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John-Prokos replied on 31 Jan 2010
shmk, I can't access the website, would you please email version 3.0.2 to me?

Thanks a bunch.
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John-Prokos replied on 31 Jan 2010
http://code.google.com/p/cronnix/
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buegelfrei reviewed on 21 Feb 2007
Lovely little interface. My (almost hourly) backup schedule would have made a big mess in (slow) iCal, but CronniX made it fast and neat to set up. Although CronniX doesn't have yet have a functioning "intervals" scheduling tab, this was not a real hindrance. Events can be duplicated with a simple command-D, and a series of new times can be entered in seconds. Additionally, the help file includes a few pertinent Terminal tricks, and an email of thanks to the developer yielded a quick response from Sven with a couple shortcut tricks for my scheduling needs.

It's free, and it gets the job done. Works fine on OSX 10.4.8 on my 2.0 GHz DP G5 PPC.

Those looking for a GUI for rescheduling the system maintenance scripts in Tiger should probably look to the free OnyX.
[Version 3.0.2]


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toad commented on 18 Jun 2006
On my 10.4.6 PPC G5 it says "Cannot open as not supported on this architecture"
[Version 3.0.1]

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turntablerocker commented on 21 Jun 2006
try installing xcode toolset .. should work fine then.. running here under 10.4.6 as well... ;)
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timcrawf had trouble on 31 Jul 2008
I have been having a problem using cronnix to edit the "system" crontab. I would choose "Open System Crontab", but nothing would happen. I have searched all over and finally found the answer here

almost at the end of the page. The fix is that if the file /etc/crontab does not exist then choosing this menu item does not work. So the fix is to create it. In the terminal type.
sudo touch /etc/crontab
[Version 3.0.2]


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nowheredense had trouble on 18 Jun 2006
As the previous post noted, v3.0.1 does NOT open on my G5 tower running OS 10.4.6.
[Version 3.0.1]

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turntablerocker commented on 21 Jun 2006
try installing xcode toolset .. should work fine then.. running here under 10.4.6 as well... ;)

Cesar_00da5aa8 rated on 10 Nov 2012

[Version 3.0.2]


Downloads:71,357
Version Downloads:50,494
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:21 Jun 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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CronniX is an Aqua frontend to the powerful Unix tool "cron". Cron is a Unix system service that allows scheduled execution of scripts, programs, applications - in short anything that can be started from the command line. This includes OSX applications and AppleScripts.


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