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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