Bug 120370 - Missing explanation of /etc/cron.d directory in crontab(5) manpage
Missing explanation of /etc/cron.d directory in crontab(5) manpage
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vixie-cron (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2004-04-07 23:24 EDT by Michael Soulier
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-04 11:26:39 EDT
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Description Michael Soulier 2004-04-07 23:24:20 EDT
The crond(8) manpage says to reference the crontab(5) manpage for an
explanation of the special syntax of the files under /etc/cron.d.
However, that manpage says nothing about them whatsoever that I can find. 

They should be fully explained, primarily the fact that they require a
userid to run under.
Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2004-08-04 11:26:39 EDT
The crontab(5) manpage explains crontab file syntax.
To edit system crontab files, you must be user root.
To edit per-user crontab files, use the crontab(1)

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