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Package: cron (3.0pl1-130)

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process scheduling daemon

The cron daemon is a background process that runs particular programs at particular times (for example, every minute, day, week, or month), as specified in a crontab. By default, users may also create crontabs of their own so that processes are run on their behalf.

Output from the commands is usually mailed to the system administrator (or to the user in question); you should probably install a mail system as well so that you can receive these messages.

This cron package does not provide any system maintenance tasks. Basic periodic maintenance tasks are provided by other packages, such as checksecurity.

Tags: System Administration: Automation and Scheduling, Implemented in: C, User Interface: Daemon, Role: role::program, scope::utility

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Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
alpha (unofficial port) 96.8 kB270.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 95.3 kB252.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 91.8 kB252.0 kB [list of files]
armel 91.2 kB234.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 91.5 kB222.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 93.8 kB245.0 kB [list of files]
hurd-i386 95.7 kB250.0 kB [list of files]
i386 97.0 kB249.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-amd64 94.3 kB248.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-i386 95.8 kB250.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 93.5 kB250.0 kB [list of files]
mips 94.3 kB255.0 kB [list of files]
mips64el 94.9 kB266.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 94.6 kB255.0 kB [list of files]
powerpcspe (unofficial port) 93.0 kB298.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 94.3 kB300.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 95.5 kB300.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 93.7 kB260.0 kB [list of files]
sh4 (unofficial port) 97.8 kB243.0 kB [list of files]
sparc64 (unofficial port) 91.9 kB267.0 kB [list of files]
x32 (unofficial port) 95.4 kB242.0 kB [list of files]