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 [firstname.lastname@example.org]