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

run-parts is only about a 30 line shell script.  A quick glance seems to
indicate it doesn't care whether something is a symlink.


"Derek D. Martin" <ddm at> writes:
> At some point hitherto, Alex Pennace hath spake thusly:
> > 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.
> Worthy of note: RedHat does not appear to have a man page for
> run-parts (at least, not on either of the systems I checked)...
> I looked to see if it would mention anything about following symlinks.
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