cronie is a cron job daemon that is being phased in as a replacement for fcron. The reason for the change is that fcron will often spawn processes that turn into zombies (history is vague).


Run crontab /etc/crontab to set the default cron jobs.


Unlike other cron daemons, the crontab line must not have the user in it. Anything after the timing sequence will be executed.

# Backup Manager
0 4 * * *       /root/cron/