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Package: cron (3.0pl1-136 and others)

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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 Version Package Size Installed Size Files
alpha (unofficial port) 3.0pl1-136 98.0 kB269.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 3.0pl1-136 97.0 kB263.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 3.0pl1-136 95.5 kB255.0 kB [list of files]
armel 3.0pl1-136 93.0 kB241.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 3.0pl1-136 93.5 kB225.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 3.0pl1-136 95.3 kB244.0 kB [list of files]
i386 3.0pl1-136 98.5 kB265.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 3.0pl1-136 95.1 kB249.0 kB [list of files]
mips64el 3.0pl1-136 96.4 kB266.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 3.0pl1-136 96.1 kB254.0 kB [list of files]
powerpcspe (unofficial port) 3.0pl1-133 93.2 kB297.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 3.0pl1-136 98.9 kB299.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 3.0pl1-136 99.5 kB299.0 kB [list of files]
riscv64 (unofficial port) 3.0pl1-136 94.3 kB237.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 3.0pl1-136 95.0 kB259.0 kB [list of files]
sh4 (unofficial port) 3.0pl1-136 99.2 kB243.0 kB [list of files]
sparc64 (unofficial port) 3.0pl1-136 93.5 kB266.0 kB [list of files]
x32 (unofficial port) 3.0pl1-136 97.1 kB257.0 kB [list of files]