Cronlingo

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Cronlingo

Express crontabs as human friendly phrases

Overview

CRON Lingo is a tool designed to turn human-readable time strings into valid crontabs. It simplifies the process of creating cron expressions by interpreting natural language time descriptions. This tool helps users easily set up and maintain recurring tasks in Unix-like operating systems.

Features

  • Interpretation: Converts human-readable time strings into valid cron expressions.
  • Versatile Syntax: Identifies various time-related keywords, such as periods, exact times, intervals, and month names.
  • Flexible Order: Does not require a specific order of time-related statements for conversion.
  • Comprehensive Parsing: Handles a wide range of time expressions, including meridiems, day of the week, and list intervals.

Installation

To install CRON Lingo, follow these steps:

  1. Clone the repository from GitHub:
    git clone <repository_link>
    
  2. Install the required dependencies using pip:
    pip install -r requirements.txt
    
  3. Run the application:
    python cron_lingo.py
    

Summary

CRON Lingo simplifies the process of creating cron expressions by interpreting natural language time descriptions. It offers a versatile syntax that can handle a wide range of time expressions, making it a convenient tool for setting up recurring tasks in Unix-like operating systems. By allowing users to input time descriptions in a human-readable format, CRON Lingo streamlines the task scheduling process and helps automate system maintenance and administration tasks efficiently.