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Managing cron.*

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http://askubuntu.com – I see that Ubuntu uses /etc/cron.{daily,weekly,monthly} for cron jobs. I also see that some things, like updatedb from mlocate, put their jobs there: $ dpkg -L mlocate|grep y/m /etc/cron.daily/mlocate Somtetimes, I would like to disable some of these jobs (mlocate in this case). I can obviously sudo mv /etc/cron.daily/mlocate ~/cron.daily-dont-run and be over with it. However, two questions: Is this how this gets managed? Is there something like service to manage SysV init scripts or overrides such as described in Upstart intro, 10.41.1 Override Files? I would like to tell it "OK, I don (HowTos)