** NOTE This is patched version of whenever gem v0.3.7, the patch supports mentioning raw crontab time syntax in schedule.rb. If you are on ActiveSupport > 2.3.4, you can instead use the official 0.6.8 version. In my use-case I specifically needed to use raw crontab time syntax in ActiveSupport 2.1.1
Whenever is a Ruby gem that provides a clear syntax for defining cron jobs. It outputs valid cron syntax and can even write your crontab file for you. It is designed to work well with Rails applications and can be deployed with Capistrano. Whenever works fine independently as well.
Whenever was created for use at Inkling (inklingmarkets.com) where I work. Their take on it: blog.inklingmarkets.com/2009/02/whenever-easy-way-to-do-cron-jobs-from.html
While building Whenever, I learned a lot by digging through the source code of Capistrano - github.com/jamis/capistrano
Discussion / Feedback / Issues / Bugs
For general discussion and questions, please use the google group: groups.google.com/group/whenever-gem
If you've found a genuine bug or issue, please use the Issues section on github: github.com/javan/whenever/issues
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