Subject: Re: cron / crontab mystery
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Magnus Eriksson <email@example.com>
Date: 06/19/2004 06:22:49
Thank you for replying. I was beginning to think this was too trivial
for people to be bothered with.. :-)
On Fri, 18 Jun 2004, Mike Parson wrote:
> Seeing as how you did fire up crontab -e, I would figure that this
> should have been enough. You might want to run it one more time, but
> make some sort of a change, even if you change it back, so that when you
> exit the editor, it writes out a new file.
Tried that now. (commented the entries out then in again)
Seems to have worked, too. At least the logs say that daily hasn't been
run yet. (now at 6:20) We'll know for sure in a couple of hours.
> Also, you can try sending crond a HUP, which should force it to re-read
> all tabs.
I had been holding off doing that, just in case. Seems kind of stupid
now that I think about it - it isn't exactly hard making another change
and watching what happens. (Damn, that sentence doesn't look right..)
So the manpage is simply incorrect then? Obviously cron doesn't check for
modifications every minute.