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Re: Re Crontab Entry Editing

From: Nate Campi
Subject: Re: Re Crontab Entry Editing
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 11:15:14 -0800
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On Tue, Dec 21, 2004 at 01:53:45PM +1100, Jamie Wilkinson wrote:
> This one time, at band camp, Morgan Ives wrote:
> >In Red Hat, you might want to delete the comment lines like
> > # (/tmp/crontab.dPWWsC/crontab installed on Thu Jul 22 16:15:44 2004)
> > # (Cron version -- $Id: crontab.c,v 2.13 1994/01/17 03:20:37 vixie Exp $)
> >during the "editfiles" section. Otherwise they can build up.
> On Red Hat, just don't do that.  Use copy: and put a file in /etc/cron.d .

Right, that's the least error prone. If you do choose to edit cron files
with Vixie cron you don't have to do anything to activate the changes,
it always stats the files and realizes when they're changed. AFAIK every
major Linux distro uses Vixie cron.

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