Installs the cron package and starts the crond service.
Note: Chef 14.4 shipped with the cron_d and cron_access (cron_manage) resources. When Chef 15.4 ships in Aug 2019 these resources will be removed from this cookbook as all users should be on Chef 14.4 or later.
- RHEL family
- Debian family
- Solaris family
- SUSE family
- Chef 12.7+
cron_d custom resource can be used to manage files in
/etc/cron.d. It supports the same interface as Chef's built-in
cron_name- Set the name of the cron job. If this isn't specified we'll use the resource name.
weekday- schedule your cron job. These correspond exactly to their equivalents in the crontab file. All default to "*".
predefined_value- schedule your cron job with one of the special predefined value instead of ** * pattern. This correspond to
command- the command to run. Required.
user- the user to run as. Defaults to "root".
random_delay- set the corresponding environment variables in the cron.d file. No default.
environment- a Hash containing additional arbitrary environment variables under which the cron job will be run (similar to the
shellLWRP). No default.
comment- A comment to place in the cron.d file
mode- the octal mode of the generated crontab file. Defaults to
cron_d 'daily-usage-report' do minute 0 hour 23 command '/srv/app/scripts/daily_report' user 'appuser' end
cron_d 'Setup the daily usage cron job' do cron_name 'daily-usage-report' minute 0 hour 23 command '/srv/app/scripts/daily_report' user 'appuser' end
cron_access resource can be used to manage the
Note: This resource was previously a Chef definition cron_manage. The legacy name will still function, but should be updated.
:deny- Add the user to the cron.deny file (default).
:allow- Add the user to the cron.allow file.
user- username that you want to control. If not provided the resource name will be used as the user.
The following will add the user mike to the
cron_access 'mike' do action :allow end
The following will add the user john to the
cron_access "Make sure john can't touch cron" do user 'john' action :deny #optional, deny is the default end
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