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RE: [SLE] cron jobs
  • From: Jim Cunning <jcunning@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 11:08:45 -0800 (PST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0401221103340.7262-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Wednesday Jan 22 04 at 11:53am, Donald Henson wrote:

> On Thu, 2004-01-22 at 10:00, Martin Mielke wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > >
> > > OK, I get the theory now. That makes sense since the box would have to be
> > > logged in as root to run a root cron job if my theory were correct.
> > >
> >
> > Again, the user, no matter if root or not, must not be logged on for crond
> > to execute their crontab.

Martin, where did you get that??? I have a user crontab that always
executes whether I'm logged on or not. Just for a silly test, I added the
following line to it:

0-59/2 * * * * date >>/home/jcunning/timenow

and after a few minutes, I got this

jcunning@bigbear:~> tail -f timenow
Thu Jan 22 11:02:00 PST 2004
Thu Jan 22 11:04:00 PST 2004
Thu Jan 22 11:06:00 PST 2004

Clearly crond is executing my cron job while I'm logged on.

Jim


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