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Old 07-16-2004, 01:04 PM   #1
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crontab vs cron.daily ?


This is a 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?
When during the day?
Why is there an cron.hourly or a cron.mintuely?

Old 07-16-2004, 01:10 PM   #2
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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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