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FCRON.CONF(5)							 FCRON.CONF(5)

NAME
       fcron.conf - configuration file for fcron and fcrontab

DESCRIPTION
   ABSTRACT
       This  page  describes  the  syntax  used	 for the configuration file of
       fcrontab(1), fcrondyn(1)	and fcron(8).

       Blank lines, line beginning by a	hash sign (#)  (which  are  considered
       comments),  leading  blanks  and	 tabs  are  ignored.  Each  line  in a
       fcron.conf file is of the form

	      name = value
       where the blanks	around equal-sign (=) are ignored and optional.	Trail-
       ing blanks are also ignored.

       The  following  names  are  recognized  (default	value in parentheses):
       "VALID VARIABLES	IN A FCRON.CONF	FILE"

       fcrontabs=directory  (/var/spool/fcron)
	      Fcron spool directory.

       pidfile=file-path  (/var/run/fcron.pid)
	      Location of fcron	pid file (needed by  fcrontab  to  work	 prop-
	      erly).

       fifofile=file-path  (/var/run/fcron.fifo)
	      Location	of  fcron fifo file (needed by fcrondyn	to communicate
	      with fcron).

       fcronallow=file-path  (/usr/local/etc/fcron.allow)
	      Location of fcron.allow file.

       fcrondeny=file-path  (/usr/local/etc/fcron.deny)
	      Location of fcron.deny file.

       shell=file-path	(/bin/sh)
	      Location of default shell	called by fcron	when  running  a  job.
	      When  fcron  runs	 a job,	fcron uses the value of	SHELL from the
	      fcrontab if any, otherwise it uses the value from	fcron.conf  if
	      any, or in last resort the value from /etc/passwd.

       sendmail=file-path  (/usr/sbin/sendmail)
	      Location of mailer program called	by fcron to send job output.

       editor=file-path	 (/usr/bin/vi)
	      Location	of  default  editor  used when invoking	"fcrontab -e".
	      File-paths and directories are complete and absolute  (i.e.  be-
	      ginning by a "/").

       To  run	several	 instances of fcron simultaneously on the same system,
       you must	use a different	configuration file for each instance. Each in-
       stance must have	a different fcrontabs, pidfile and fifofile. Then, use
       fcron(8)'s command line option -c to select which config	file (so which
       instance) you refer to.

FILES
       /usr/local/etc/fcron.conf
	      Configuration  file  for	fcron, fcrontab	and fcrondyn: contains
	      paths (spool dir,	pid file) and default programs to use (editor,
	      shell, etc). See fcron.conf(5) for more details.

       /usr/local/etc/fcron.allow
	      Users  allowed  to use fcrontab and fcrondyn (one	name per line,
	      special name "all" acts for everyone)

       /usr/local/etc/fcron.deny
	      Users who	are not	allowed	to use	fcrontab  and  fcrondyn	 (same
	      format as	allow file)

       /usr/local/etc/pam.d/fcron (or /usr/local/etc/pam.conf)
	      PAM configuration	file for fcron.	Take a look at pam(8) for more
	      details.

SEE ALSO
       fcrontab(1),

       fcrondyn(1),

       fcrontab(5),

       fcron.conf(5),

       fcron(8).

       If you're learning how to use fcron from	scratch, I  suggest  that  you
       read  the HTML version of the documentation (if your are	not reading it
       right now! :) ):	the content is the same, but it	is easier to  navigate
       thanks to the hyperlinks.

AUTHOR
       Thibault	Godouet	<fcron@free.fr>

06/26/2016			 26 June 2016			 FCRON.CONF(5)

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