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One of the first plugins, and still the most powerful, bzfscron allows you to run arbitrary /slash commands on a schedule. It supports a very complete crontab parser that closely approximates those found on most modern *nix systems. See the ReadMe for more details.

With bzfs 2.0.x, limitations in the server API forces bzfscron uses an ingenious, but hackish way to deliver it's commands. An "observer" called "bzfscron" joins the server. The plugin promotes itself (the pseudo-player) to administrator automatically, so you don't need to worry about permissions. Establishing a TCP connection to one's own thread is very weird and very ugly. However, for the limited purposes of this plugin, it works.

Bzfscron is being completely redesigned for the improvements expected in future BZFlag versions.