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cdist-type__cron - Installs and manages cron jobs

CDIST-TYPE__CRON(7) cdist CDIST-TYPE__CRON(7)

NAME

cdist-type__cron - Installs and manages cron jobs

DESCRIPTION

This cdist type allows you to manage entries in a users crontab.

REQUIRED PARAMETERS

user
The user who's crontab is edited
command
The command to run.

OPTIONAL PARAMETERS

state
Either present or absent. Defaults to present.
minute
See crontab(5). Defaults to *
hour
See crontab(5). Defaults to *
day_of_month
See crontab(5). Defaults to *
month
See crontab(5). Defaults to *
day_of_week
See crontab(5). Defaults to *
raw
Take whatever the user has given instead of time and date fields. If given, all other time and date fields are ignored. Can for example be used to specify cron EXTENSIONS like reboot, yearly etc. See crontab(5) for the extensions if any that your cron implementation implements.
raw_command
Take whatever the user has given in the command and ignore everything else. If given, the command will be added to crontab. Can for example be used to define variables like SHELL or MAILTO.

EXAMPLES

 
# run Monday to Saturday at 23:15
__cron some-id --user root --command "/path/to/script" \
   --hour 23 --minute 15 --day_of_week 1-6
# run on reboot __cron some-id --user root --command "/path/to/script" \ --raw @reboot
# remove cronjob __cron some-id --user root --command "/path/to/script" --state absent
# define default shell __cron some-id --user root --raw_command --command "SHELL=/bin/bash" \ --state present


SEE ALSO

crontab(5)

AUTHORS

Steven Armstrong < steven-cdist--@--armstrong.cc>

COPYING

Copyright (C) 2011-2013 Steven Armstrong. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
December 18, 2016 4.4.1