Jobber is a utility for Unix-like systems that can run arbitrary commands, or “jobs”, according to a schedule. It is meant to be a better alternative to the classic Unix utility cron.
Along with the functionality of cron, Jobber also provides:
- Job execution history: you can see what jobs have recently run, and whether they succeeded or failed.
- Sophisticated error handling: you can control whether and when a job is run again after it fails. For example, after an initial failure of a job, Jobber can schedule future runs using an exponential backoff algorithm.
- Sophisticated error reporting: you can control whether Jobber notifies you about each failed run, or only about jobs that have been disabled due to repeated failures.
Recent Blog Posts
- RESTful Security: Plug the Leaks! 7 Apr 2018
- How to Support Multiple OSes with One Mac 16 Jan 2018
Jobber is stable. Production releases have been made.
Bug reports and feature requests are welcome; please report them on Jobber’s GitHub site.
Please post more open questions or comments on the mailing list.
Contributions are welcome as well!