[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.
Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry.
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