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+Fcron is a periodical command scheduler which aims at replacing
+Vixie Cron and Anacron.
+Fcron works well on systems that are not continuously running such
+as laptops or desktops and it is loaded with features.
+When a machine is powered on, Fcron can start jobs that were
+skipped while the machine was powered off.
+Installation notes:
+Group fcron and user fcron must exist before installation.
+So as root do this:
+ groupadd -g 289 fcron
+ useradd -u 289 -g fcron -d /var/spool/fcron -M -s /bin/false fcron
+Post Installation notes:
+The Fcron installation creates a startup file called /etc/rc.d/rc.fcron
+To run this startup file automatically at system startup time,
+add an entry to the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file:
+ # start fcron as a replacement for cron
+ if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.fcron ]; then
+ . /etc/rc.d/rc.fcron start
+ fi