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ezmlm-cron(1)		    General Commands Manual		 ezmlm-cron(1)

NAME
       ezmlm-cron - Sets up digest request messages generation via crond

SYNOPSIS
       ezmlm-cron [ -cCdDlL ][ -w dow ][ -t hh:mm ][ -i	hrs ] listadr code[f]

DESCRIPTION
       ezmlm-cron  is  a very restrictive interface to crond(8).  It edits the
       effective user's	~/crontab (see	crontab(5))  file.  It	then  executes
       crontab(1) to update crond(8) with the changes.

       ezmlm-cron  sets	up the generation of trigger messages to the list lis-
       tadr and	the digest code	code.  A optional digest  format  specifier  f
       can be added to code.

       ezmlm-cron  reads  dir/ezcronrc,	where dir is the home directory	of the
       effective user. The first line of this file is the host	name,  'host',
       to which	bounces	should be sent.	Any bounces for	lists set up by	'user'
       will go to 'user@host'. Subsequent lines	are entries for	users made  up
       of:  user:local:host:num:[list1[,list2...]].  The ':'-separated parame-
       ters are:

       user   the user name to which this line corresponds.

       local  the list address must start with exactly these characters	 (case
	      sensitive).   If	this field is empty, any list local address is
	      allowed.

       host   the list host name must exactly match this parameter  (case  in-
	      sensitive).   If	this  field is empty, any list host address is
	      allowed. (Host names for the list	and the	digest list must still
	      match.)

       num    the user is permitted a maximum of num entries.

       list1 [,list2...]
	      a	 set  of complete list names separated by commas. The user may
	      edit entries for these lists, even if they do not	match the cri-
	      teria  set  above. If these lists	exist, they are	counted	in de-
	      termining	num.  No while space is	allowed	before or between list
	      names.  If  no  list  names  are specified, the final ':'	can be
	      omitted.

	      The first	line matching the executing user will be used.

	      If ezmlm-cron is installed SUID  euser,  the  configuration  and
	      crontab  files  from that	user's home directory will be used for
	      all ezmlm-cron actions. This way,	users on a system can be given
	      limited	crond(8)   access   via	  ezmlm-cron   restricted   by
	      dir/ezcronrc and to the generation of digest  trigger  messages.
	      This  is especially useful for users without shell access	or ac-
	      cess to crond(8).	 euser is usually 'ezmlm'.  To install	ezmlm-
	      cron SUID	ezmlm:

		# chown	ezmlm /usr/local/bin/ezmlm/ezmlm-cron
		# chmod	4555 /usr/local/bin/ezmlm/ezmlm-cron

	      ezmlm-cron  refuses  to  run if installed	SUID root.  ezmlm-cron
	      when executed by 'root', will still use the files	in ~root.

	      To allow crond(8)	access,	you may	need  to  list	the  effective
	      user  (all  users	 allowed access	or ~ezmlm if ezmlm-cron	is in-
	      stalled SUID ezmlm) in /etc/cron.allow.  See crontab(1) for fur-
	      ther information.

OPTIONS
       The -c, -d, and -l switches are mutually	exclusive.

       -c     List user	entry from ezcronrc.

       -C     (Default.)  Do not list user entry.

       -d     Delete  entry.  ezmlm-cron will search ~euser/crontab for	an en-
	      try   belonging	to   the   executing   user,   permitted    by
	      ~euser/ezcronrc  and  matching  the  command line	arguments sup-
	      plied.  code is ignored and may be omitted.

       -D     (Default.)  Do not delete	entry.

       -i hrs Generate trigger message with hrs	hours interval.	 Accepted  in-
	      tervals are 0, 1 ,2, 3, 6, 12, 24, 48, and 72 hours.  Other num-
	      bers will	be silently adjusted upwards to	the  nearest  accepted
	      interval (intervals above	72 hours will result in	weekly trigger
	      messages).

       -l     List entries. If no other	 command  line	arguments  are	given,
	      ezmlm-cron lists the entries created in the name of the user. If
	      listadr is given,	ezmlm-cron will	list the entries for  all  the
	      matching	lists, even if the entries were	not set	up by the cur-
	      rent user. Arguments, if given, still have to  comply  with  the
	      rules set	in ezcronrc.

	      Crude  crontab(5)	 lines	are  listed.  These are	taken from the
	      ~/crontab	file. Usually, these are active	entries,  although  if
	      the last execution of crontab(1) failed, they may	not be.

       -L     (Default.)  Do not list entry.

       -t hh:mm
	      The time for the trigger message.	Other trigger messages will be
	      sent hrs hours before and	after this time.

       -w dow The days of the week on which trigger messages are sent.	day  0
	      and  7 are Sunday, 1 is Monday, etc (see crontab(5)). The	string
	      specified	for dow	must consists of single	comma-separated	digits
	      in  the range '0'-'7' only. The default is every day, except for
	      hrs of 48	(default Monday, Wednesday, Friday), 72	(default  Mon-
	      day  and	Thursday),  or greater than 72 (default	Monday).  Both
	      hrs and dow can be specified. In this case, trigger messages are
	      sent  on	the  day specified by dow at the interval specified by
	      hrs.  If hrs is greater than 24 h, it  is	 ignored  and  trigger
	      messages are generated daily or as specified by dow.

FILES
       ~euser/ezcronrc
	      The  configuration  file for ezmlm-cron.	euser is the effective
	      user id. This is the executing user, unless  ezmlm-cron  is  in-
	      stalled SUID otheruser, in which case it is otheruser.

       ~euser/crontab
	      The file edited by ezmlm-cron.  euser is the effective user.

       ~euser/crontabl
	      The  lock	file used to assure that only one process at a time is
	      editing the crond(8) settings.  euser is the effective user.

BUGS
       ezmlm-cron should use the output	of 'crontab -l'	to list	crontab	lines,
       rather  than parse the crontab file (and	assume that the	last execution
       of crontab(1) was successful).

SEE ALSO
       crond(8), crontab(1), crontab(5), ezmlm(5), ezmlm-get(1)

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