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[ale] Cron for re-boot
- Subject: [ale] Cron for re-boot
- From: esoteric at 3times25.net (Geoffrey)
- Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 08:20:51 -0500
Well, I give up. :( I changed my cron entry and logged out, the machine
still rebooted. The only think I could figure is that cron is not being
notified, or cron is not running.
> How did you add the entries to the cron file? Did you edit it by hand,
> or use 'crontab -e?' If you edit it by hand, you have to 'tell cron' to
> reread the crontab file. I always use crontab -e which notifies cron
> for you. What we used to do is edit the file, kill and restart cron.
> By the way, I successfully rebooted my box here with:
> 25 8 * * * /sbin/shutdown -r now > /tmp/reboot.out 2>/tmp/reboot.err
> No quotes, just like this.
> This is a P166, running RH 7.2
> James P. Kinney III wrote:
>> I think it's croaking on the flags to shutdown. Try putting it all in
>> quotes. Or, make a shell script that calls the command and call that
>> from cron.
>> On Fri, 2002-03-01 at 07:17, sangell at nan.net wrote:
>>> I am trying to set a cron job to reboot a server on the 15th of each
>>> at 3:00am. I have tried:
>>> * * 15 * * exec /sbin/shutdown -r now
>>> * * 15 * * /sbin/shutdown -r now
>>> * * 15 * * shutdown -r now
>>> all in /var/spool/cron/root
>>> None work. I even tried using webmin to add the job but no success.
>>> Now the
>>> funny thing is in while in webmin, I click "Run Now" and the system
>>> reboots with the "exec /sbin/shutdown -r now" but no matter how I set
>>> time for the job to run it will not restart via cron. I do have 3 other
>>> jobs that run every night which are successful. I am at a loss. Any
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Until later: Geoffrey esoteric at 3times25.net
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