[kwlug-disc] best practices: running cron jobs as root?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Tue Sep 22 14:10:22 EDT 2009

On Tue, 22 Sep 2009, john at netdirect.ca wrote:

> I use the /etc/crontab file and cron.d dirs for administrative jobs.
> Crontabs is for users.

  so we're on the same wavelength.

> I could give you my justification but it's subtle.

  my justification isn't so subtle -- if it's an admin-flavoured job,
i want to be able to find it in the /etc/cron* files/dirs, and not
have to go hunting through root's personal cron jobs.


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