On Jan 1, 2008 6:08 PM, Joseph L. Casale <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What is the ramifications to simply placing scripts in the /etc/cron.hourly directory as opposed to actually adding jobs via the crontab -e method?
> Is there any significance to using one method versus the other?
Using /etc/cron.hourly is better for applications which use cron jobs.
When you install the application, it just has to drop a file in a
directory rather than parsing a particular user's crontab. It also
provides a central location to look for jobs, rather than parsing a
number of different user files to figure out your hourly tasks (for
system user tasks, not actual people tasks).
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