Python Crontab 1.0

Mission Accomplished! As a programmer, if you want to write crontabs, system and user tabs and want to access them in a less hairy way; then this is the module for you!

This 1.0 release includes lots of new unit tests, fixes for SunOS and other things and clean up of examples. You can get your source code from PyPi here: Awesome Source Code Link

And here’s a taste of a script using python-crontab:

from crontab import CronTab

system_cron = CronTab()
user_cron = CronTab(user='username')
fake_cron = CronTab(fake_tab='')

Creating a new job:

job ='/usr/bin/echo')


New job for reboot:

job2 ='/foo/bar',comment='SomeID')

Finding jobs with certain commands:

list = cron.find_command('bar')

Iterating over all cronjobs:

for job5 in cron:
print job5

Launchpad project page, GPLv3

Systems Administration: User Authentication and Authorisation

This class comes with introductions into basic users and groups, file permissions and ownership as well as moving on to more advanced topics such as PAM modules, ACLs, Kerberos and OpenLDAP.

Go here for the source files, or below for each of the PDFs.