Which modules use hook_cron?

Drupal Grep

I recently needed to find out a list of modules which used hook_cron. I have SSH access to my server. Instead of writing a module (or using devel to execute some PHP) which returned the result of module_implements, I turned to grep. Simply cd into your modules folder (can be the Drupal install, but you end up recursing through unlikely folders) and run this:

grep -R "^function.*_cron" *module

That will recursively search for all files with any lines that start with function, have anything between that occurrence of function and _cron. You can replace _cron with any hook name you like. I hope this is of use to someone else too.

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