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Re: Why isn't there a cron.hourly?

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, 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.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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