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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 is configured by default to do some basic daily system maintenance tasks, such as creating backups of key system files. Other packages, such as checksecurity, can provide further maintenance tasks.
The lockfile-progs package is recommended as it will prevent /etc/cron.daily/standard from running multiple times if something gets jammed.
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cron for DEBIAN ---------------------- This is the Debian GNU/Linux prepackaged and heavily modified version of Paul Vixie's cron subsystem. Debian's cron development is being done on Alioth: http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-cron This package was put together by Ian Jackson <email@example.com>, from the standard sources to 3.0pl1, as posted to comp.sources.unix. Ian obtained them from src.doc.i more»
To ease coordination with anacron, the invocation of the run-parts for the /etc/cron.daily, /etc/cron.weekly, and /etc/cron.monthly directories was changed to the form test -e /usr/sbin/anacron || run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily What this means is that if anacron has been installed, it will be responsible for running those scripts. This is the standard configuration of anacron: if yo more»
cron (3.0pl1-110) unstable; urgency=low In the past, long-running jobs caused certain MTAs to t more»
CRONTAB(1) CRONTAB(1) NAME crontab - maint more»
CRONTAB(5) CRONTAB(5) NAME crontab - tables more»
CRON(8) CRON(8) NAME cron - daemon to more»
cron (3.0pl1-116) unstable; urgency=high * Upload with approval from Release Team to get RC bug f more»