Denys Vlasenko vda.linux at
Wed Jan 19 11:32:29 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 5:29 PM, David Henderson
<dhenderson at> wrote:
> Are the @reboot, @yearly, etc special strings supported by busyboxes cron
> daemon?  Also, does the -c option specify the default directory to
> automatically pick up cron jobs?  If so, what is the default directory (e.g.
> /etc/cron.d)? If not, what exactly does that option do?

You can find the answers by looking at crond.c and crontab.c
in busybox tree.

> Lastly, are their
> any tips for automatically adding/managing personal cron jobs (e.g.
> ~/.cron)?

Personally, I had no need to use cron yet, so my experience as a user
of cron is almost nonexistent.


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