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FCRON.CONF

FCRON.CONF

Section: (5) Updated: 06 février 2006
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NAME

fcron.conf - configuration file for fcron and fcrontab  

DESCRIPTION

 

ABSTRACT

This page describes the syntax used for the configuration file of fcrontab(1), fcrondyn(1) and fcron(8).

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"

fcrontabs=directory (/var/spool/fcron)
Fcron spool directory.
pidfile=file-path (/var/run/fcron.pid)
Location of fcron pid file (needed by fcrontab to work properly).
fifofile=file-path (/var/run/fcron.fifo)
Location of fcron fifo file (needed by fcrondyn to communicate with fcron).
fcronallow=file-path (/etc/fcron.allow)
Location of fcron.allow file.
fcrondeny=file-path (/etc/fcron.deny)
Location of fcron.deny file.
shell=file-path (/bin/sh)
Location of default shell called by fcron when running a job.
sendmail=file-path (/usr/lib/sendmail)
Location of mailer program called by fcron to send job output.
editor=file-path (/usr/bin/vi)
Location of default editor used when invoking "fcrontab -e". 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 refer to.  

FILES

/etc/fcron.conf
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 more details.
/etc/fcron.allow
Users allowed to use fcrontab and fcrondyn (one name per line, special name "all" acts for everyone)
/etc/fcron.deny
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.
 

SEE ALSO

fcrontab(1),

fcrondyn(1),

fcrontab(5),

fcron.conf(5),

fcron(8).

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.  

AUTHOR

Thibault Godouet <fcron@free.fr>


 

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