Blank lines, line beginning by a hash sign (#) (which are
considered comments), leading blanks and tabs are ignored. Each line in a
fcron.conf file is of the form
name = value
where the blanks around equal-sign (=) are ignored and
optional. Trailing blanks are also ignored.
The following names are recognized (default value in parentheses):
"VALID VARIABLES IN A FCRON.CONF FILE"
Fcron spool directory.
Location of fcron pid file (needed by fcrontab
to work properly).
Location of fcron fifo file (needed by
fcrondyn to communicate with fcron).
Location of fcron.allow file.
Location of fcron.deny file.
Location of default shell called by fcron when
running a job.
Location of mailer program called by fcron to
send job output.
Location of default editor used when invoking
File-paths and directories are complete and absolute
(i.e. beginning by a "/").
To run several instances of fcron simultaneously on the same
system, you must use a different configuration file for each instance. Each
instance must have a different fcrontabs,
pidfile and fifofile. Then, use fcron(8)'s command line option
-c to select which config file (so which instance) you
Configuration file for fcron, fcrontab and
fcrondyn: contains paths (spool dir, pid file) and default programs to use
(editor, shell, etc). See fcron.conf(5) for
Users allowed to use fcrontab and fcrondyn (one
name per line, special name "all" acts for everyone)
Users who are not allowed to use fcrontab and
fcrondyn (same format as allow file)
/etc/pam.d/fcron (or /etc/pam.conf)
PAM configuration file for
fcron. Take a look at pam(8) for more details.
If you're learning how to use fcron from scratch, I suggest
that you read the HTML version of the documentation (if your are not reading it
right now! :) ): the content is the same, but it is easier to navigate thanks
to the hyperlinks.