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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 Sporleder (mspo.com)" <mspo%mspo.com@localhost>
Cc: gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost, netbsd-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: bin/45453: add /etc/cron.d functionality
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 23:20:58 -0400
> 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.
That is definitely a use-case that I had not considered.
My primary use-case is that it's easier for me to script/automate flat files
than write parsers for the existing crontabs.
It's a convenience and has a side benefit of linux compatibility.
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