This module will create a cron or crontab entry to execute a payload. The module includes the ability to automatically clean up those entries to prevent multiple executions. syslog will get a copy of the cron entry.
To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':
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