Comment FSGA Re: Getting on like a house on fire

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Who's Afraid of Systemd?

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Getting on like a house on fire (Score: 2, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-07-27 00:17 (#FH5W)

Perhaps the question should be: In the face of continued great ongoing resistance against a new init system why is it being shoved down everyone's throats? I have looked at systemd. I want no part of it. At all. It looks and feels like something from microsoft.

Re: Getting on like a house on fire (Score: 2, Interesting)

by dnied@pipedot.org on 2015-07-27 19:48 (#FKZ0)

It looks and feels like something from microsoft.
Or Apple. I'm forced to keep a Mac. It has "launchd" and I freaking hate it with a passion. Especially because it subsumed cron. Now, in order to schedule jobs, you have to write lines upon lines of fucking XML. No way.

Re: Getting on like a house on fire (Score: 1)

by lmariachi@pipedot.org on 2015-07-29 10:29 (#FSGA)

You don’t have to do it that way at all. You call whatever script you want from your LaunchAgent and tell it when to fire, and you can do it via a graphical XML editor if that’s such a hurdle.

Or you can put your scripts in /etc/periodic/(daily|weekly|monthly) if you want anacron functionality.

Or you can just keep on using cron! It is called by launchd, but that shouldn’t make a difference. Point is, you’re not forced to delve into launchd or write “lines upon lines” of XML to schedule jobs.

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