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Re: [SLE] 9.3 cron.daily run time
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 07 May 2005 15:07:05 -0400
  • Message-id: <1115492825.5683.2.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2005-05-07 at 09:38 -0700, Michael Nelson wrote:
> On Sat, May 07, 2005 at 12:12:53PM -0400, Ken Schneider wrote:
>
> > What ever happened to using the system clock to schedule cron jobs?
> > Seemed to work correctly for how many years? Now you schedule based on
> > how long ago a file was created which is rather short sighted to me.
> > Like I have said in the past
> > If it aint broke, don't fix it (break it)
>
> My /etc/crontab prior to upgrading to 9.3 had these lines in it:
>
> 59 * * * * root rm -f /var/spool/cron/lastrun/cron.hourly
> 04 0 * * * root rm -f /var/spool/cron/lastrun/cron.daily
> 29 1 * * 6 root rm -f /var/spool/cron/lastrun/cron.weekly
> 44 1 1 * * root rm -f /var/spool/cron/lastrun/cron.monthly
>
> I added them back into the 9.3 one and now my cron jobs run when I want them
> to.
>
> I wonder why that was removed in 9.3?
It was actually changed in 9.2, I think even earlier as I see a
run-crons file in my 9.0 system as well.
I guess it has come down to, if it ain't broke let's see if we can break
it.

--
Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

"The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably
the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge


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