A pair of tags I came across on Super User - both and exist, but as far I can see they're both the same thing:

: a component in Windows that, like the unix cron daemon, allows scripts to be run at defined times. (questions)

: a component of Microsoft Windows that provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at predefined times (questions)

Some of the questions are tagged with both.

Edit: This is a clearcut synonym request that was raised over 5 years ago but has not been acted on. It was bumped 2 years ago by incorporating it into another tag cleanup effort and making it a duplicate of that. However, it didn't get handled then, either. The tag has recently been cleaned up in preparation for making it a synonym. Please reopen this question and synonomize the tags.

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    @Raystafarian: your link points back to this same question. Were you going for emphasis? :-)
    – fixer1234
    Mar 7, 2016 at 18:57
  • @fixer1234 hm, I don't know. I think I was trying meta.superuser.com/questions/9189/… Mar 7, 2016 at 18:59
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    "This question has been asked before and already has an answer." The answered question was asked two years after mine :P I get it but it's cheeky copy in this case
    – Hannele
    Mar 21, 2016 at 16:20
  • Your proposed synonym should have been implemented 5 yrs ago. We tried to bump the issue with the Rat's nest question 2 yrs ago because other tags were also tied in, and it looks like we dropped the ball. I just left a message in the Ask a Mod chat room to see if we can get the request implemented. Think of your suggestion as fine wine; it needed to age. :-)
    – fixer1234
    May 26, 2018 at 6:15
  • This needs to be re-opened. As noted by @fixer1234 it was closed with good intentions but too many other tasks (cough) were proposed by the duplicate and this easy to solve synonym request was lost in the fray. Jun 6, 2018 at 1:39
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    Well, it's been a few years and it seems this is still an issue.
    – WD40
    Oct 31, 2021 at 21:45
  • I mean ... I'd have done it myself if I could XD
    – Hannele
    Nov 16, 2021 at 20:45


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