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fcappi and Fernando Cappi committed 25d3ddd Jun 11, 2020
Add new option to test a crontab file syntax without installing it
* Add new option to test a crontab file syntax without installing it
* Fix code style issues in crontab.c
Closes #59

Signed-off-by: Fernando Cappi <>
Co-authored-by: Fernando Cappi <>


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Cronie contains the standard UNIX daemon crond that runs specified programs at scheduled times and related tools. The source is based on the original vixie-cron and has security and configuration enhancements like the ability to use pam and SELinux.

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Latest released version is 1.5.5.

User visible changes:

Release 1.5.5

  • Explicitly validate upper end of range and step to disallow entries such as: 1-234/5678 * * * * ....
  • crond: Report missing newline before EOF in syslog so the line is not completely silently ignored.
  • crontab -l colors comment lines in a different color.
  • crond: Revert "Avoid creating pid files when crond doesn't fork".
  • anacron is built by default.
  • Use non-recursive build.
  • cronnext: Allow to optionally select jobs by substring.

Release 1.5.4

  • crond: Fix regression from previous release. Only first job from a crontab was being run.

Release 1.5.3

  • Fix CVE-2019-9704 and CVE-2019-9705 to avoid local DoS of the crond.
  • crontab: Make crontab without arguments fail.
  • crond: In PAM configuration include system-auth instead of password-auth.
  • crond: In the systemd service file restart crond if it fails.
  • crond: Use the role from the crond context for system job contexts.
  • Multiple small cleanups and fixes.

The source can be downloaded from []

Cronie is packaged by these distributions:


Mailing list: cronie-devel AT lists.fedorahosted DOT org

Bugs can be filled either into the issue tracker at this site or into [] Fedora product, component cronie.

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