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Re: [SLE] cron not recognizing changes to /etc/cron.d files [SOLVED]
  • From: Scott Leighton <helphand@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2006 15:31:40 -0800
  • Message-id: <200604081631.40684.helphand@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 08 April 2006 4:24 pm, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> The Friday 2006-04-07 at 19:52 -0800, Scott Leighton wrote:
> > > Scott Leighton wrote:
> > >
> > > cron monitors directory timestamp of /etc/cron.d and
> > > /var/spool/cron/tabs and the file timestamp of /etc/crontab. This is
> > > explained in the man page of cron, in the 3rd paragraph.
> >
> > Empirical evidence says the man page is incomplete. The timestamps
> > of the /etc/cron.{d,daily,hourly,monthly} directories are most certainly
> > monitored on the systems I have here. If the directory timestamp is
>
> No, /etc/cron.d is monitored by cron, but /etc/cron.{daily,hourly,monthly}
> are not. Those are not monitored, nor cached; they are simply loaded or
> called when the time arrives for execution, by another script that is run
> by cron. There is no need to monitor a file that is not in crontab syntax
> nor contain timing information.
>
> To check this, I copied nimrodel:/etc/cron.daily/tetex to tetex2. No
> reload messages.
>

Good catch! I do all my stuff in /etc/cron.d so I really never tested
/etc/cron.{daily,hourly,monthly}.

Scott


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