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Package: cron (3.0pl1-106ubuntu7)

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Please consider filing a bug or asking a question via Launchpad before contacting the maintainer directly.

Original Maintainers (usually from Debian):

  • Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a
  • Steve Greenland

It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.

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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 specific in the in a crontab. By default, users may also create crontabs of their own so that processes are run on their behalf.

Users may also install crontabs so that processes are run on their behalf, though this feature can be disabled or restricted to particular users.

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 ensuring creating copying key system files. Additional maintenance tasks are available on external packages, such as 'checksecurity'

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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