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Re: restart cron in Solaris

From: Marion Hakanson
Subject: Re: restart cron in Solaris
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 10:57:26 -0800

Darren Dunham wrote:
> 1) Put crontab in tempfile.
> 2) su $user "crontab tempfile"
> 3) rm tempfile
> . . .
> Another alternative is more brute-force.
> 1) Put the crontab(s) in place.
> 2) Kill and restart cron.

We have some old pre-cfengine code using "rdist" still lying around.
In that old code, we did this (no temp file needed):

1) Put the crontab in place, /var/spool/cron/crontabs/$user
2) su $user -c "crontab /var/spool/cron/crontabs/$user"


Marion Hakanson <address@hidden>
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