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| An overview of the standard task scheduling daemon on GNU/Linux systems.
There are multiple cron implementations available for users to choose from. Template:Package Official (Dillon's Cron) is available in [core] and is installed as part of the base group.
# pacman -S dcron
The cron daemon parses a configuration file known as crontab. Each user on the system can maintain a separate crontab file to schedule commands individually. The root user's crontab is used to schedule system-wide tasks.
crontab files should not be edited directly. Instead, users are encouraged to utilize the Template:Codeline command. Issuing Template:Codeline, for example, opens the current user's crontab in their preferred editor.
By default, root's crontab looks like this: