disable periodic scripts

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Sun Mar 30 14:26:44 PDT 2008

Warner Lambert wrote:
> Hi
> How can I disable those nightly/monthly/... periodic scripts? I don't need them, these days professional monitoring software such as nagios is used to monitor 200+ systems. I can't read 200 mails showing me hundreds of lines of output even if nothings happening. Am I just deleting all the /etc/periodic/* stuff or is there a switch like: turn_off_ancient_system_administration="YES" ?
> Tnx.

If you really want to disable cron, put


in /etc/rc.conf


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