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cron Cookbook

Installs the cron package and starts the crond service.

Requirements

Platforms:

  • RHEL family
  • Debian family
  • Solaris family

Resources and Providers

cron_d

The cron_d LWRP can be used to manage files in /etc/cron.d. It supports the same interface as Chef's built-in cron resource:

cron_d 'daily-usage-report' do
  minute  0
  hour    23
  command '/srv/app/scripts/daily_report'
  user    'appuser'
end

Note: This LWRP does not function on Solaris platforms because they do not support running jobs stored in /etc/cron.d.

Attributes

  • minute, hour, day, month, weekday - schedule your cron job. These correspond exactly to their equivalents in the crontab file. All default to "*".
  • command - the command to run. Required.
  • user - the user to run as. Defaults to "root".
  • mailto, path, home, shell - set the corresponding environment variables in the cron.d file. No default.

License & Authors

Copyright 2010-2012, Opscode, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.