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How do I make cron daemon check cron entries from more than one files. In my project I need to frequently update cron file, so instead of manipulating the existing file I was planning to write my project cron entries in a dedicated cron file.

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Users have 3 options:

  1. Access their own crontab entry using the command crontab -e.

  2. If they have sudo privileges on the system they can add crontab files to the /etc/cron.d directory.

  3. Add scripts to one of these directories:

    • /etc/cron.daily
    • /etc/cron.hourly
    • /etc/cron.monthly
    • /etc/cron.weekly
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You can put a file for you application only in /etc/cron.d.

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