bArmageddon bArmageddon - 3 months ago 23
Linux Question

Restarting cron after changing crontab file?

Do I have to restart cron after changing the crontable file?

Answer

No.

From the cron man page:

...cron will then examine the modification time on all crontabs and reload those which have changed. Thus cron need not be restarted whenever a crontab file is modified

But if you just want to make sure its done anyway,

sudo service cron reload

or

/etc/init.d/cron reload
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