Binary package “fcron” in ubuntu maverick

cron-like scheduler with extended capabilities

 Fcron is a scheduler. It implements most of Vixie Cron's functionalities.
 But contrary to Vixie Cron, fcron does not need your system to be up 7 days
 a week, 24 hours a day: it also works well with systems which are running
 neither all the time nor regularly.
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 Fcron also includes a useful system of options, such as: run jobs one by
 one, run jobs at fcron's startup if they should have been run during system
 down time, a better management of the mailing of outputs, set a nice value
 for a job...