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SheldonPlankton 07-16-2004 12:04 PM

crontab vs cron.daily ?
 
Hi,

This is a :newbie: questions.

Why is there a cron.daily directory?

How does cron.daily work vs how crontab works?

When do scripts in the cron.daily directory run?
Daily? :D
When during the day?
Why is there an cron.hourly or a cron.mintuely?

Thanks

Technoslave 07-16-2004 12:10 PM

I dont' know why. A friend of mine insists on putting everything in to cron.daily instead of roots crontab. I think things run out of there at 4am, that's when the slocate cron goes off anyway.

There's no real difference between the two except to be different.


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