Subject: Re: syntax ideas solicited
To: Jarkko Hietaniemi <>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/26/2001 14:32:54
    Date:        Tue, 25 Dec 2001 19:35:57 +0200
    From:        Jarkko Hietaniemi <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  | Personally, I think Hardwired defaults like this usually end up making
  | very few people happy.

There doesn't have to be any kind of hardwired defaults, the "5m" was
just an example - the easy way to do this would be via a command line
option to set the maximum time jump (sanity checked to be > 1 second...)
before cron just gives up, and pretends that the time during the jump
didn't exist.

I'm just not sure I can see anything to be gained by any more flexibility
than that.