crond will be stopped by changed date

crond will be stopped by changed date

Post by Heiko Schlitterma » Thu, 18 Aug 1994 16:53:14



I found a nice feature of the crond.  After a change (tried 9:45 ->
8:00) the stops its working.  (I've a cron line
    * * * * * date >/var/adm/crond.running
in roots crontab.)  

Is it a bug or a feature?

    $ indent /usr/sbin/crond
    crond:
         $Header: crond.c,v 2.1 90/07/18 00:23:53 vixie Exp $
         $Header: database.c,v 2.1 90/07/18 00:23:51 vixie Exp $
         $Header: user.c,v 2.1 90/07/18 00:23:45 vixie Exp $
         $Header: entry.c,v 2.1 90/07/18 00:23:41 vixie Exp $
         $Header: misc.c,v 2.1 90/07/18 00:24:33 vixie Exp $
         $Header: job.c,v 1.2 90/07/18 00:23:59 vixie Exp $
         $Header: do_command.c,v 2.1 90/07/18 00:23:38 vixie Exp $
         $Header: env.c,v 2.2 90/07/18 00:23:48 vixie Exp $

-- heiko

 
 
 

1. crond + date/time/clock

Have Linux 1.3.77  with Matthew Dillon's crond/crontab

Have set /usr/lib/zoneinfo/localtime to GB-Eire (so British Summer Time
operates).

"date" givs the right (system)  time (GMT -01:00)

crontab seem to be being executed in GMT.

I could change my crontab entries of course, but I'm sure there's
another way. Any suggestions for the poor neophyte on this box (ie me)?

Thanks, Richard.

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