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CRONTABS(4)                 Crontabs users' Manual                 CRONTABS(4)



NAME
       crontabs - configuration and scripts for running periodical jobs

SYNOPSIS
       run-parts <directory>

DESCRIPTION
       Crontabs  is  historical  name  for run-parts script and system crontab.  Run-parts runs all executables in the
       specified directory. The execution of files can be allowed or denied by creating file jobs.allow
        or jobs.deny which worked similar as other allow/deny config files. The file must be created in the  specified
       directory.

       Historically    the   crontab   file   contained   configuration   which   called   run-parts   on   files   in
       cron.{daily,weekly,monthly} directories. These jobs are now run indirectly through anacron to prevent conflicts
       between  cron and anacron.  That means the anacron package has to be installed if the jobs in these directories
       should be running. Refer to the anacron(8) how to limit the time of day of the job execution.

EXAMPLE
       /etc/cron.daily/jobs.deny could contain for example 0logwatch which forbid execution of this script.

SEE ALSO
       anacron(8), crontab(5)



Marcela Maslanova                 2009-06-16                       CRONTABS(4)