cron.d / cron.weekly

Roland Smith rsmith at
Wed Sep 9 21:21:27 UTC 2015

On Mon, Sep 07, 2015 at 11:43:31PM -0600, reg at wrote:
> Linux like systems have a directories cron.{daily,weekly,...}
> where you can put scripts to run daily/weekly, etc.
> I will assume that FreeBSD has something similar 
> but I don't see it (or haven't loaded the appropriate
> package).

It's called periodic(8). Self-written scripts should go in the subdirectories
under /usr/local/etc/periodic/.

Use the scripts in /etc/periodic/* as examples. The name of the scripts starts
with a number to determine the order in which the scripts are run.

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