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Package: cron (3.0pl1-180)

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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) 80.5 kB265.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 80.6 kB235.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 78.9 kB263.0 kB [list of files]
armel 76.4 kB217.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 76.8 kB197.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 79.0 kB220.0 kB [list of files]
i386 82.7 kB241.0 kB [list of files]
ia64 (unofficial port) 87.8 kB306.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 78.8 kB229.0 kB [list of files]
mips64el 79.8 kB270.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 82.2 kB327.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 83.0 kB327.0 kB [list of files]
riscv64 81.2 kB221.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 79.0 kB235.0 kB [list of files]
sh4 (unofficial port) 83.4 kB263.0 kB [list of files]
sparc64 (unofficial port) 78.0 kB2,190.0 kB [list of files]
x32 (unofficial port) 80.7 kB225.0 kB [list of files]