On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM, Ashley Sheridan
> Crontab is the daemon which runs cron jobs, and some distros have set up
> special files called cron.daily (or daily.cron I don't recall),
> cron.hourly, etc to make it easier to schedule jobs.
Quick clarification and correction here:
The cron *daemon* is crond, while the *script* that is
batch-processed by cron is called the crontab. When it is executed,
it is referred to as a cron job.
That said, Ash is right about the rest. Different OS flavors
(BSD, Linux, UNIX, SunOS/Solaris, HP-UX, et cetera) often use
different path and file standards. Linux, in general, uses a command
`crontab` which opens the local user's environment-configured editor
to modify the user's crontab in the spool.
</Daniel P. Brown>
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