GNU Wget is a free software
package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive commandline tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, `cron` jobs, terminals without X-Windows support, etc. GNU Wget has many features to make retrieving large files or mirroring entire web or FTP sites easy, including: * Can resume aborted downloads, using `REST` and `RANGE` * Can use filename wild cards and recursively mirror directories * NLS-based message files for many different languages * Optionally converts absolute links in downloaded documents to relative, so that downloaded documents may link to each other locally * Runs on most UNIX-like operating systems as well as Microsoft

mcron alternatives

  • System Scheduler

  • System Scheduler for Windows, Free Task Scheduling Software replace Microsoft Windows Task Scheduler

    tags: application-launcher english-only idle logon program-scheduler
    platform: Windows
  • nnCron

  • nnCron is an advanced and very powerful scheduler, scripting tool and automation manager. nnCron is very small in size (900k), but its capabilities are truly colossal. Besides possessing the traditional scheduler features (starting programs, displaying reminder messages and opening documents at specified time)

    tags: application-launcher automation cron forth program-scheduler
    platform: Windows
  • incron

  • This program is an "inotify cron" system. It consists of a daemon and a table manipulator. You can use it a similar way as the regular cron. The difference is that the inotify cron handles filesystem events rather than time periods.

    tags: filesystem inotify
    platform: Linux
  • Anacron

  • Anacron is a periodic command scheduler. It executes commands at intervals specified in days. Unlike cron, it does not assume that the system is running continuously. It can therefore be used to control the execution of daily, weekly and monthly jobs (or anything with a period of n days), on systems that don't run 24 hours a day. When installed and configured properly, Anacron will make sure that the commands are run at the specified intervals as closely as machine-uptime permits.

    tags: backup-and-restore cron command-scheduler
    platform: Linux
  • fcron

  • Fcron is a periodical command scheduler which aims at replacing Vixie Cron, so it implements most of its functionalities.

    tags: tasks scheduler jobs unix schedule-tasks
    platform: Linux