salt.modules.cron

Work with cron

Note

Salt does not escape cron metacharacters automatically. You should backslash-escape percent characters and any other metacharacters that might be interpreted incorrectly by the shell.

salt.modules.cron.list_tab(user)

Return the contents of the specified user's crontab

CLI Example:

salt '*' cron.list_tab root
salt.modules.cron.ls(user)

This function is an alias of list_tab.

Return the contents of the specified user's crontab

CLI Example:

salt '*' cron.list_tab root
salt.modules.cron.raw_cron(user)

Return the contents of the user's crontab

CLI Example:

salt '*' cron.raw_cron root
salt.modules.cron.rm(user, cmd, minute=None, hour=None, daymonth=None, month=None, dayweek=None, identifier=None)

This function is an alias of rm_job.

Remove a cron job for a specified user. If any of the day/time params are specified, the job will only be removed if the specified params match.

CLI Example:

salt '*' cron.rm_job root /usr/local/weekly
salt '*' cron.rm_job root /usr/bin/foo dayweek=1
salt.modules.cron.rm_env(user, name)

Remove cron environment variable for a specified user.

CLI Example:

salt '*' cron.rm_env root MAILTO
salt.modules.cron.rm_job(user, cmd, minute=None, hour=None, daymonth=None, month=None, dayweek=None, identifier=None)

Remove a cron job for a specified user. If any of the day/time params are specified, the job will only be removed if the specified params match.

CLI Example:

salt '*' cron.rm_job root /usr/local/weekly
salt '*' cron.rm_job root /usr/bin/foo dayweek=1
salt.modules.cron.rm_special(user, special, cmd)

Remove a special cron job for a specified user.

CLI Example:

salt '*' cron.rm_job root @hourly /usr/bin/foo
salt.modules.cron.set_env(user, name, value=None)

Set up an environment variable in the crontab.

CLI Example:

salt '*' cron.set_env root MAILTO user@example.com
salt.modules.cron.set_job(user, minute, hour, daymonth, month, dayweek, cmd, commented=False, comment=None, identifier=None)

Sets a cron job up for a specified user.

CLI Example:

salt '*' cron.set_job root '*' '*' '*' '*' 1 /usr/local/weekly
salt.modules.cron.set_special(user, special, cmd)

Set up a special command in the crontab.

CLI Example:

salt '*' cron.set_special root @hourly 'echo foobar'
salt.modules.cron.write_cron_file(user, path)

Writes the contents of a file to a user's crontab

CLI Example:

salt '*' cron.write_cron_file root /tmp/new_cron

Changed in version 2015.8.9.

Note

Some OS' do not support specifying user via the crontab command i.e. (Solaris, AIX)

salt.modules.cron.write_cron_file_verbose(user, path)

Writes the contents of a file to a user's crontab and return error message on error

CLI Example:

salt '*' cron.write_cron_file_verbose root /tmp/new_cron

Changed in version 2015.8.9.

Note

Some OS' do not support specifying user via the crontab command i.e. (Solaris, AIX)