On Fri, 26 Nov 2010 01:15:04 +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote:
The only contents of /etc/crontab and /etc/cron.d is the lines to
handle /etc/cron.daily and friends. As mentioned we can easily run
On RHEL/CentOS (and it's likely only a matter of time before systemd
fillers through to them) various programs install jobs into /etc/cron.d
a quick look on one machine shows; mailman and sysstat related jobs as
well as some others...
those as normal timer-triggerd units inside of systemd itself (and
get all the features it offers you for free, nice introspection,
logging, IO/CPU scheduling hooks, yadda yadda). So, if you remove
that /etc/crontab is empty and hence could be removed.
And /etc/cron.d is empty too. And there you go, we can support cron
Although I can't be the only one who puts various cron jobs
under /etc/cron.d that get run at various times.