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       systemd-crontab-generator - translate cron schedules in systemd Units


       /lib/systemd/system-generators/systemd-crontab-generator output_folder


       systemd-crontab-generator is a generator that translates the legacy cron files (see FILES)
       into native systemd units & timers.

       It is not meant to be run manually, it is called automatically by systemd.

       It is run

       *      during early boot,

       *      a second time by cron-after-var.service, only if /var is a separate mount, in order
              to process user crontabs in /var/spool/cron/crontabs; if any,

       *      after each manual updates to the cron files, (*)

       *      and when distribution packages add files in /etc/cron.d/. (*)

       (*): those are monitored by cron-update.path

       systemd-crontab-generator implements the generator specification[1].


              System crontab, see crontab(5).

              Directory for system crontabs provided by packages.

              See anacrontab(5).

              Directory for users crontabs.

              Directory where the generated units are stored.

              Flag used to avoid running @reboot jobs again after boot.

              Directory where systemd store time stamps needed for the Persistent feature.


       With  systemd  >=  209, you can execute systemctl list-timers to have a overview of timers
       and know when they will elapse.

       If you get errors like
       /lib/systemd/system-generators/systemd-crontab-generator failed with error code 1.
       in the journal, you can manually run
       /lib/systemd/system-generators/systemd-crontab-generator /tmp
       to get a more verbose error message.




        1. generator specification


       Konstantin Stepanov <> for the generator
       Alexandre Detiste <> for this man page