yum-cron is an alternate interface to yum that is optimised to be
convenient to call from cron. It provides methods to keep repository
metadata up to date, and to check for, download, and apply updates.
Rather than accepting many different command line arguments, the
different functions of yum-cron can be accessed through config files.
config-file is used to optionally specify the path to the
configuration file to use. If it is not given, the default
configuration file will be used. It is useful to be able to specify
different configuration files for different use cases. For example,
one configuration file might be set to update the repository
metadata, and a line could be added to the crontab to run yum-cron
frequently using this file. Then, another configuration file might
be set to install updates, and yum-cron could be run from cron using
this file just once each day.
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