[TUHS] etymology of cron
cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Fri Dec 25 01:17:53 AEST 2015
Clem Cole scripsit:
> Rik in his role as the editor of ;login is going to try work with Doug and
> to get something "published" into the next edition which should satisfy the
> Wikipedia folks. There is a minor issue is that Rik is technically past
> the deadline but due to the holiday, there are a few days of grace that the
> workers putting the issue together have said they will thankfully try to
> So maybe we can have get this fixed shortly.
I don't think so. Is ;login: a peer-reviewed journal? It doesn't look
like it to me. Still, the current state says:
The origin of the name cron is from the Greek word for
time, χρόνος (chronos), according to its author Ken
Thompson[better source needed]. Others have suggested that the
name comes from the Greek God Chronos or that it is an acronym
for "Command Run On Notice" or "Commands Run Over Night",
but the references lack substantiation.
Even if someone is still grumbling on the talk page, that doesn't
substantially misrepresent anything that I can see.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
Is it not written, "That which is written, is written"?
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