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incron (6) Versions 0.3.2

Installs and configures incron

cookbook 'incron', '= 0.3.2'
cookbook 'incron', '= 0.3.2', :supermarket
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Installs the incron package and starts the incrond service.

About incron

Incron is an "inotify cron" system. It consists of a daemon and a table manipulator. You can use it a similar way as the regular cron. The difference is that the inotify cron handles filesystem events rather than time periods.

More information about incron



  • default['incron']['allowed_users'] is an array of users allowed, defaults to ["root"]
  • default['incron']['denied_users'] is an array of users denied, defaults to []
  • default['incron']['editor'] is the editor user editing a job via command line, defaults to vim
  • default['incron']['service_name'] is the name of the system service, defaults to incron on debian and incrond on rhel platforms



This will install the incron package and start the service.



This resource helps you create a system incron table.

incron_d "notify_home_changes" do
  path "/home"
  mask "IN_MODIFY"
  command "/usr/local/bin/abcd"

More information about syntax


This resource helps you manage the allow and deny list for incron.

incron_user "root" do
  action :allow

License, Author and Contributor(s)

License: MIT

Author: David Radcliffe

Contributor: Salvatore Poliandro III

Dependent cookbooks

yum-repoforge >= 0.0.0
yum >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

Foodcritic Metric

0.3.2 failed this metric

FC017: LWRP does not notify when updated: /tmp/cook/55946da069de390b92600cda/incron/providers/d.rb:23
FC017: LWRP does not notify when updated: /tmp/cook/55946da069de390b92600cda/incron/providers/user.rb:5
FC017: LWRP does not notify when updated: /tmp/cook/55946da069de390b92600cda/incron/providers/user.rb:9