A simple, expressive, open-source, text-file-based Job Scheduler with console, HTTP, and RESTful API interfaces.
  1. TaskForest - An Executive Summary
  2. A Quick Introduction to Job Schedulers
  3. TaskForest Design Philosophy
  4. Why Text Files are a Good Idea
  5. Comparing TaskForest to cron
  6. TaskForest Licensing and Pricing
  7. Commercial TaskForest Support
  8. System Requirements

Why Text Files are a Good Idea

One of the initial design requirements of TaskForest was that it be easily configuriable with just a shell prompt and your favorite text editor. Many of the servers I administer are old boxes which I administer by logging into them via ssh. So when it came to designing job dependencies in Family files, I chose a text file representation. The benefits of text files over a graphical user interface for this are many: