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Re: [SLE] 9.3 cron.daily run time
  • From: Michael Nelson <michaelnel@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 7 May 2005 09:38:58 -0700
  • Message-id: <20050507163858.GA8185@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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?

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