Wouter Clarie <wcla...@gmail.com> writes: > The -q flag for the command in a crontab(5) entry was introduced in revision > 1.8 of src/usr.sbin/cron/entry.c back in 2001, but never documented.
Good catch. > (Sorry, I'm no hero with mdoc, so not sure if the markup is correct.) I'm no mdoc here either, but: - I'd drop the first Pp, IMO -q should be described in the same paragraph as other special characters. - I find it weird to use Fl to describe what is technically not a command-line option. I went with Ql, just like for % and \. Updated diff, assuming the point above are valid; input welcome. Index: crontab.5 =================================================================== RCS file: /d/cvs/src/usr.sbin/cron/crontab.5,v retrieving revision 1.33 diff -u -p -p -u -r1.33 crontab.5 --- crontab.5 30 Jan 2014 20:02:42 -0000 1.33 +++ crontab.5 12 Oct 2016 13:13:56 -0000 @@ -193,6 +193,11 @@ will be changed into newline characters, after the first .Ql % will be sent to the command as standard input. +If the +.Ar command +field starts with +.Ql -q , +execution will not be logged. .Pp Commands are executed by .Xr cron 8 -- jca | PGP : 0x1524E7EE / 5135 92C1 AD36 5293 2BDF DDCC 0DFA 74AE 1524 E7EE