Re: Why isn't there a cron.hourly?
On Fri, Jun 13, 2003 at 06:08:30PM -0400, Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 03:14:00PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> | On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 03:08:43PM +0200, Jon Haugsand wrote:
> | > RedHat has the directory /etc/cron.hourly, but this is not present in
> | > debian. Why is that?
> | Probably because the main motivation for /etc/cron.<interval>, as I
> | understand it, is to make it possible to include crontab fragments in
> | packages,
> No, that's what cron.d is for.
[cjwatson@arborlon ~]$ dpkg -L man-db | grep 'cron.*/'
> | and it seems rare for a package to want an hourly crontab.
> | Certainly it has benefits for users as well, but users can always use
> | /etc/crontab or 'crontab -e'; packages have to have separate files.
> The cron.<interval> directories are for anacron.
Yeah, there's that too.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]