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Bug 2917 - cron.d and cron.daily
Summary: cron.d and cron.daily
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vixie-cron
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Crutcher Dunnavant
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-05-18 23:07 UTC by Thomas Zehetbauer
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2001-04-10 21:58:58 UTC

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Description Thomas Zehetbauer 1999-05-18 23:07:46 UTC
several scripts (e.g. tetex and tmpwatch) are placed in
/etc/cron.daily but I cannot find any evidence that they
ever get executed.

the format of /etc/crontab and /etc/cron.d/* is not
documented. there is just a dead reference to crontab(5) in

Also I want to say that I would prefer logging to be done
via syslog.

Comment 1 Derek Tattersall 1999-05-19 14:56:59 UTC
Both tetex.cron and tmpwatch scripts use tmpwatch(8) which does not
log its actions, so no evidence will be left around.

man -S 5 crontab is your friend.  /usr/bin/run-parts  is used by the
system crontab, /etc/crontab, to run the scripts in /etc/cron.daily

Your suggestion about logging  to syslogd will be passed on.

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