Cronie contains the standard UNIX daemon crond that runs specified programs at scheduled times and related tools. It is the default cron on distributions like Redhat and openSUSE. The source is based on the original vixie-cron and has security and configuration enhancements like the ability to use pam and SELinux.
Upstream project: cronie
To migrate your possibly existing vixie-cron data to cronie (after installation):
(as root in a terminal):
cp -p /var/cron/tabs/* /var/spool/cron/tabs/
The libiphb library is added to this cronie version to ensure the device wakes up every 60 seconds.
The directories /etc/cron.* are not used out of the box. Users allowed to run cronjobs are to be found in /etc/cron.allow
The Anacron part is excluded but cronnext, a small cli utility to find execution times, is included
compiled with following flags: