[CentOS] UC /etc/cron.d

Thu Dec 8 21:04:40 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 2:25 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:
> Am 08.12.2011 21:08, schrieb Cliff Pratt:
>> It's a good idea NOT to put stuff in /etc/crontab and NOT to change
>> the existing members of /etc/cron.d. It is a good idea NOT to change
>> root's crontab. Any of these may get overwritten by maintenance.
> /etc/crontab will NEVER get overwritten
> to make it clear: NEVER EVER
> fedora did not overwrite any crontab from FC5 to F15 now because
> rpm-packages mark such configurations so the new versions get installed
> as .rpmnew

Which means the changes those versions would like to have made won't
take effect.  So it is still best to avoid editing it yourself if you
can put your local jobs in one of the other possible places.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com