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fcron.conf: configuration file for fcron and fcrontab

fcron.conf - configuration file for fcron and fcrontab


ABSTRACT This page describes the syntax used for the configuration file of fcrontab(1), fcrondyn(1) and fcron(8). Blank lines, line beginning by a hash sign (#) (which are considered comments), leading blanks and tabs are ignored. Each line in a fcron.conf file is of the form name = value where the blanks around equal-sign (=) are ignored and optional. Trailing blanks are also ignored. The following names are recognized (default value in parentheses): "VALID VARIABLES IN A FCRON.CONF FILE" fcrontabs=directory (/var/spool/fcron) Fcron spool directory. pidfile=file-path (/var/run/fcron.pid) Location of fcron pid file (needed by fcrontab to work properly). fifofile=file-path (/var/run/fcron.fifo) Location of fcron fifo file (needed by fcrondyn to communicate with fcron). fcronallow=file-path (/etc/fcron.allow) Location of fcron.allow file. fcrondeny=file-path (/etc/fcron.deny) Location of fcron.deny file. shell=file-path (/bin/sh) Location of default shell called by fcron when running a job. sendmail=file-path (/usr/lib/sendmail) Location of mailer program called by fcron to send job output. editor=file-path (/usr/bin/vi) Location of default editor used when invoking "fcrontab -e". File-paths and directories are complete and absolute (i.e. beginning by a "/"). To run several instances of fcron simultaneously on the same system, you must use a different configuration file for each instance. Each instance must have a different fcrontabs, pidfile and fifofile. Then, use fcron(8)'s command line option -c to select which config file (so which instance) you refer to.


/etc/fcron.conf Configuration file for fcron, fcrontab and fcrondyn: contains paths (spool dir, pid file) and default programs to use (editor, shell, etc). See fcron.conf(5) for more details. /etc/fcron.allow Users allowed to use fcrontab and fcrondyn (one name per line, special name "all" acts for everyone) /etc/fcron.deny Users who are not allowed to use fcrontab and fcrondyn (same format as allow file) /etc/pam.d/fcron (or /etc/pam.conf) PAM configuration file for fcron. Take a look at pam(8) for more details.


fcrontab(1), fcrondyn(1), fcrontab(5), fcron.conf(5), fcron(8). If you're learning how to use fcron from scratch, I suggest that you read the HTML version of the documentation (if your are not reading it right now! :) ): the content is the same, but it is easier to navigate thanks to the hyperlinks.


Thibault Godouet <fcron@free.fr> 02/06/2006 06 fevrier 2006 FCRON.CONF(5)

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