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Re: bin/45453: add /etc/cron.d functionality
The following reply was made to PR bin/45453; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Matthew Mondor <mm_lists%pulsar-zone.net@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/45453: add /etc/cron.d functionality
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 22:58:38 -0400
On Wed, 12 Oct 2011 02:15:01 +0000 (UTC)
> I would like to see supported added for /etc/cron.d to our cron, as found in
Thanks for the diff,
Would the main use of cron.d be for packages to be able to add cron
In which case, packages could come with defaults provided
in /etc/pkg/cron.d/ which the admin would manually copy to /etc/cron.d/
if wanted, just like for rc.d scripts? Currently packages that need
scheduled events can only tell the admin to install one via a message.
It would probably be necessary for those files to specify under which
user privileges the script should run as.
Another alternative might be to instead use /usr/pkg/etc/cron.d/ and
have cron also load those, but I guess that this might be too automatic
for some admin security expectations.
I guess that tech-pkg could be a good place to discuss this issue
If it's for use by the admin only, I don't object but also don't
understand the requirement...
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