4955Re: [SUSE Linux Users] cant get cron to do the jobs :(
- May 1 12:49 AMAaron Kulkis wrote:
> hansw_id wrote:What archaic version of cron are you running?
>> does anyone know how to get cron to do its job??? i m using suse 10.0.
>> Then i hv a script at /root/bin/myscript which will sync my data. I
>> made it executable using chmod a+x myscript. Then in /etc/crontab i
>> added a line like this one :
>> 10 10 * * * /root/bin/myscript
>> I also hv start cron by this command :
>> /etc/init.d/cron start
>> But the cron never work! The script never executed at 10:10 AM.
>> Anyone can please give me a clue??
> Did you just edit the crontab, or did you COMMIT it to the cron
> process with the command
> crontab /etc/crontab
> Until you commit it, cron doesn't know you changed anything,
> because cron reads the crontab only ONCE, and ignores all
> changes until you either
> 1) explicitly tell it that you made changes with the crontab command
> 2) reboot the machine
cron checks each minute to see if its spool directory's modtime
(or the mod-
time on /etc/crontab) has changed, and if it has, cron will then
examine the modtime on all
crontabs and reload those which have changed. Thus cron need
not be restarted whenever a
crontab file is modified. Note that the Crontab(1) command
updates the modtime of the
spool directory whenever it changes a crontab.
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