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Re: New virtual package: cron-daemon

On Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 11:16:28AM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> "cron-daemon" implies a specific interface, which is useful.
> "periodic-exec-daemon" does not, and isn't.

But the meaning of 'cron-daemon' is easier to figure out for users.

> Does hc-cron really replace vixie cron? It supports /etc/cron.d/?
> Provides a compatible crontab command? Runs setgid? Can I replace my
> cron binary with hc-cron, and have it work with existing
> /var/spool/cron/crontab entries?

hc-cron is a slightly modified version of vixie-cron, based on its
source, so it has all of its functionality.


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