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Re: restart cron in Solaris


From: Daniel Nilsson
Subject: Re: restart cron in Solaris
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 09:05:55 +0100 (CET)

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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