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Manual Reference Pages  -  FCRON.CONF (5)

NAME

fcron.conf - configuration file for fcron and fcrontab

CONTENTS

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 (/usr/local/var/spool/fcron)
  Fcron spool directory.
pidfile=file-path (/usr/local/var/run/fcron.pid)
  Location of fcron pid file (needed by fcrontab to work properly).
fifofile=file-path (/usr/local/var/run/fcron.fifo)
  Location of fcron fifo file (needed by fcrondyn to communicate with fcron).
fcronallow=file-path (/usr/local/etc/fcron.allow)
  Location of fcron.allow file.
fcrondeny=file-path (/usr/local/etc/fcron.deny)
  Location of fcron.deny file.
shell=file-path (/bin/sh)
  Location of default shell called by fcron when running a job. When fcron runs a job, fcron uses the value of SHELL from the fcrontab if any, otherwise it uses the value from fcron.conf if any, or in last resort the value from /etc/passwd.
sendmail=file-path (/usr/sbin/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

/usr/local/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.
/usr/local/etc/fcron.allow
  Users allowed to use fcrontab and fcrondyn (one name per line, special name "all" acts for everyone)
/usr/local/etc/fcron.deny
  Users who are not allowed to use fcrontab and fcrondyn (same format as allow file)
/usr/local/etc/pam.d/fcron (or /usr/local/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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04/05/2010 FCRON.CONF (5) 05 avril 2010

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