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crontab vs. links in /etc/cron.hourly (etc.)

On Tue, Jun 04, 2002 at 06:10:40PM -0400, Scott Prive wrote:
> Hello,
> Could someone tell me why, if I create a crontab entry for my script (or run it manually), it will work OK... but it will not run properly if called via a symlink in /etc/cron.hourly.

Check the man page for "run-parts" on your system. Although symlinks
doesn't faze the Debian run-parts program, it does put constraints on
possible filenames.

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