[TUHS] etymology of cron

Marc Rochkind rochkind at basepath.com
Sat Dec 26 06:46:17 AEST 2015

that 2nd ref is mine, too.


On Friday, December 25, 2015, David <david at kdbarto.org> wrote:

> It has been updated again:
>  The origin of the name cron is from the Greek word for time, χρόνος
> (chronos).[2][3] (Ken Thompson, author of cron, has confirmed this in a
> private communication with Brian Kernighan.)
> So it would appear that if enough people bang on enough keyboards on the
> Wikipedia site, things can change.
>         David
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