[TUHS] etymology of cron

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Wed Dec 23 16:47:38 AEST 2015

On Tue, 22 Dec 2015, Doug McIlroy wrote:

> "cron comes from the prefix (greek?) for time. it should have been 
> chron, but i never could spell."

Yep, from the Greek god of time, Chronos.

> I edited Wikipedia to expunge the nonsense. Amusingly that makes the 
> article less "verifiable" because there had been literature citations 
> for the nonsense, but there is none for the fact.

Does anyone actually believe Wikipedia these days?  Any fool can update 
it, and they do...

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

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