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Date: 2017jun4
OS: Linux
Distro: RedHat/Fedora/Centos

Q.  Is there an easy to use cron for common requirements?

A.  At least on RedHat-based system you an make a script a drop it into
one of these folders:

/etc/cron.monthly /etc/cron.daily /etc/cron.hourly /etc/cron.weekly
And make it executable:
chmod a+x myscript
There are so many good things about doing it this way. - Each package can have its one script - When you remove the package the script is also removed - Really simple to use, no numbers or syntax to schedule. - The scripts are run in alphabetical order so you can easily make your run first or last. But, of course, there are scheduling requirements this folders don't handle.

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