On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 5:38 PM, Michael Barnes <barnmich...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 2:17 PM, Floyd Rodgers <kc5...@swbell.net> wrote:
>> So why is crontab wrong, especially for recovery after a power failure or
>> system init?
> crontab runs scripts based on time, not events.

correct.  Additionally, xastir is a graphical application that needs
to interact with the X server and the window manager, but cron is a
background service that has no connection to those facilities.

While you may eventually hack something out that would work via cron,
it would not be straightforward and would likely result in hacks like
turning off all the X server authentication (if modern window managers
still allow such a thing).

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