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The syntax of configuration files differs between different implementations of cron.

vixie-cron expects a username in column 6 of /etc/crontab and /etc/cron.d/*.

dcron doesn't expect a username in column 6, but the command to be executed...

Packages like sysstat may write crontab files to /etc/cron.d,..