Bug 3539

Summary: cron(8) does not appear to rescan crontabs.
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: bgray
Component: crontabsAssignee: Crutcher Dunnavant <crutcher>
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Description bgray 1999-06-17 17:45:17 UTC
Cron jobs entered via "crontab -l" don't appear to take
effect unless crond is stopped and restarted.

Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-13 21:00:59 UTC
"crontab -l" is for listing current jobs, not for entering
new jobs.  Do you mean "crontab <filename>" or "crontab -e",
or what?

I have tested installing a new personal crontab entry, and
crontab properly rescanned it without touching the cron daemon.