sudo yum install yum-cron
This is an excerpt of the important lines from the file
[commands] update_cmd = default update_messages = yes download_updates = yes apply_updates = yes random_sleep = 360 [emitters] system_name = None emit_via = email output_width = 80 [email] email_from = root@localhost email_to = email@example.com email_host = localhost
Look at the comments describing these lines in the default configuration file that is installed by the package and they should be self-explanatory.
This essentially enables a cron job.
sudo systemctl enable yum-cron; sudo systemctl start yum-cron
This is a tip if you have a need to keep track of absolutely each upgrade installed.
apply_updates setting to no and your
download_updates setting to yes.
You will get a notification over e-mail when updates have been downloaded on the system.
When you then update your system manually you run
yum update -C because the
-C argument restricts your updates to those that have been downloaded and nothing else. So in essence you have a list in your inbox of all the updates you're installing when you use this argument.