Subject: Re: /var/cron -> /etc/cron
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/08/1999 21:39:15
Curt Sampson <> writes:
> > I believe, btw, that Curt has patches to restrict the size of
> > crontabs. Perhaps, regardless of the move issue, we should slurp them
> > in to the tree.
> Ok, that's done. I've restricted it to 256K, as that's far huger
> than any crontab I've ever seen, but is also small enough that a
> single user or even a few users are not going to be able to cause
> trouble.

It would be really great to get that into a configuration file.

Perhaps the solution to the whole crontab holy war would be an
/etc/cron.conf that lets you say where the crontabs are to go and what 
the quotas on them should be. Then people could move them at will.