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Crontab Not in CentOS

Posted on 2012-09-10
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Last Modified: 2012-09-10
How do i install crontab if its not there?
Question by:deklinm
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ID: 38383152
Check the service:

service crond status

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If it is not running, run it.

service crond start
chkconfig crond on

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Then edit as root or the allowed user.

crontab -e -u USERID

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-u USERID is optional part.

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ID: 38383159
its not there.  is there a manual install command?
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farzanj earned 2000 total points
ID: 38383169
Install it
yum -y install crontabs cronie

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by:Kerem ERSOY
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Crontab is always there. Only the place for crontab files a bit different than other distros. So that if you're root you cant just use crontab -e for editing.

Crontab file is in /etc/crontab you can run jobs trough there as root or another user.

also if you want to run other jobs from cron to can add your scripts in /etc/cron.d. Please check the files already in there to have a general opinion about how to create cron jobs.

Also you can put your scripts under /etc/cron.hourly, /etc/cron.daily, /etc/cron.weekly or /etc/cron.monthly.

For more information on CentOS CRON check here:

CentOS Cron Usage


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