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Re: restart cron in Solaris


From: Dan Zubairi
Subject: Re: restart cron in Solaris
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 19:25:59 -0500 (EST)

No its not safe. The change will not take place unless you re-start cron.

use crontab -e username

> 
> Is this safe? Seems dangerous to edit /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root
> directly, cron is placing the real file here, what if cron overwrites the
> edits?
> 
> Anyone else using this method?
> 
> I cant find the "old" discussion in the archives... any pointers?
> 
> /// Daniel
> 
> On Fri, 7 Dec 2001, Katherine Morris wrote:
> 
> > I'm using shell command, crontab takes a file as an argument.
> >
> > crontab /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Alan Silver" <address@hidden>
> > To: "Daniel Nilsson" <address@hidden>
> > Cc: <address@hidden>
> > Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 1:17 PM
> > Subject: Re: restart cron in Solaris
> >
> >
> > > Daniel:
> > >
> > > I don't believe that cron accepts any signals. You will need to kill and
> > > restart the cron in order for your example to work. But, it might be
> > > easier to just use crontab -e rather than  editing a tmp file. That way,
> > > you won't have to worry about stopping and restarting cron. YOu should
> > > be able to do your example using crontab -e.
> > >
> > > alan
> > >
> > > Daniel Nilsson wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Does sending HUP to cron really reread crontabs in Solaris?
> > > >
> > > > Ive tried:
> > > >
> > > > "cron"     signal=hup inform=false
> > > >
> > > > But it doesnt work...
> > > >
> > > > How are you editing crontabs? (crontab -l > /tmp/aaa;vi /tmp/aaa;crontab
> > > > /tmp/aaa) ???
> > > >
> > > > /// Daniel
> > > >
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> > > UNIX Systems Administrator
> > > Harvard Business School
> > >
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