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CronDFileOrTemplate

All Cookstyle Cops


The department is: Chef/Modernize

The full name of the cop is: Chef/Modernize/CronDFileOrTemplate


Enabled by default Supports autocorrection Target Chef Version
Enabled No 14.4+

Use the cron_d resource that ships with Chef Infra Client 14.4+ instead of manually creating the file with template, file, or cookbook_file resources.

Examples

incorrect

template '/etc/cron.d/backup' do
  source 'cron_backup_job.erb'
  owner 'root'
  group 'root'
  mode '644'
end

cookbook_file '/etc/cron.d/backup' do
  owner 'root'
  group 'root'
  mode '644'
end

file '/etc/cron.d/backup' do
  content '*/30 * * * * backup /usr/local/bin/backup_script.sh'
  owner 'root'
  group 'root'
  mode '644'
end

file '/etc/cron.d/blogs' do
  action :delete
end

correct

cron_d 'backup' do
  minute '1'
  hour '1'
  mailto 'sysadmins@example.com'
  command '/usr/local/bin/backup_script.sh'
end

cron_d 'blogs' do
  action :delete
end

Configurable attributes

Name Default value Configurable values
Version Added 6.13.0 String
Exclude
  • **/metadata.rb
  • **/Berksfile
  • **/attributes/*.rb
Array

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