[CentOS] Re: cat cron jobs into crontab

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 02:31:28 UTC 2007

On 3/12/07, Sudev Barar <sbarar at gmail.com> wrote:

> You should be appending so would you not use >> instead of >

I disagree. Matt's example created a new file in /etc/cron.d/
Ideally you'd have one job, or one related set of jobs per file in
this directory.
Using >> would create a situation (upgrades) where you could
potentially have the same job listed multiple times in the cron file.
Using > allows you to keep exactly what you want, and only what you
want in that file.

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