Use /etc/cron.d Over Crontab.
Not all background jobs have to be in the main crontab (the one you see at
EDITOR=vi crontab -e ). That crontab was all I ever knew, so the revelation of the /etc/cron.d directory was helpful, to say the least. Some benefits include:
- Can separate different systems into different files
/etc/cron.d/database_maintenanceand accidentally screw up your stock algorithm, because that’s in…