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The cronie package contains the Vixie version of cron. Cron is a standard UNIX daemon that runs specified programs at scheduled times. This fork of cron adds better security and more powerful configuration options to the standard version of cron. It's possible to use cronie with or without these features: PAM authentication, SElinux, and inotify support.

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Recent releases

  •  27 Jun 2011 19:11

    Release Notes: This release checks orphaned crontabs for adoption. This is especially useful with LDAP homes. There is correct system logging even with systemd. The charset of anacron's mail can be set.

    •  15 Mar 2011 20:15

      Release Notes: This release has relro flags and pie as options in configure, code cleanup (possible leaks, return values), and a fix for non-default timezone support. It does not run jobs multiple times on DST change.

      •  26 Oct 2010 12:53

        Release Notes: The main feature in this release is cluster support. Also, the man pages were rewritten, and some small bugs were fixed.

        •  20 Jul 2009 19:05

          Release Notes: anacron is now included as a configurable part, which fixes problems with running daily jobs more than once. anacron can be included or excluded using configure settings. MAILFROM is now used correctly. The @reboot macro and PAM logging were fixed. An option for disabling inotify was added.

          •  27 Apr 2009 07:21

            Release Notes: A new init script was added. inotify support was rewritten. The @reboot macro was fixed.


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