Who generates the daily, weekly, monthly reports on FreeBSD?
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Sat Jan 22 13:16:09 PST 2005
On Sat, Jan 22, 2005 at 10:01:47PM +0100, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> albi writes:
> a> check the /etc/periodic/ dir
> I've seen it. But where does it run from? Supposedly you're not
> supposed to modify crontab files directly, but where do these jobs
> belong if crontab -l from root won't list them. Is there some sort of
> "system" crontab in addition to those for root and other users, or how
> does it work?
/etc/crontab is indeed the "system" crontab. You can safely edit this
one by hand.
The following three lines are the ones you're interested in:
# Perform daily/weekly/monthly maintenance.
1 3 * * * root periodic daily
15 4 * * 6 root periodic weekly
30 5 1 * * root periodic monthly
Note the additional field, before the command is named. It determines
which user the command runs as.
See crontab(5) for more details.
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