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Cronjobs in linux

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Shrikant Lavhate
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Cronjobs in linux

Hi Gurus,

Can any one help me out to securely disable and enable cron jobs in linux?
Will it remain a personal, if I broadcast it here!
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Hemmetter
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Cronjobs in linux

Hi,


that varies on which distribution/version of linux resp. version of cron.

See crontab(1) for more information.

Have FILES section:

through
/var/spool/cron/allow
/var/spool/cron/deny
resp.
/etc/cron.allow
/etc/cron.deny

you can control cron-usage.

rgds
HGH




Shrikant Lavhate
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Cronjobs in linux

Actually,

I want to disable cron jobs for some time not for some users. Say during some installtion of application I want to disable cronjobs so that they shuld not interfere or cause any disturbance in installtion and after installation is over I will enable cronjobs. Thats what I need.
Will it remain a personal, if I broadcast it here!
Hemmetter
Esteemed Contributor
Solution

Re: Cronjobs in linux

Hi,

the you have to stop crond at all:


either with
$ rccron stop # on e.g. SuSE
or
$ service crond stop # on e.g. RedHat

and start it again after your tasks.
$rccron start
or
$ service crond start


rgds
HGH
Shrikant Lavhate
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Cronjobs in linux

ok done. Just wanna know abt linux it was pretty same in hpux with #/etc/init.d/crond stop
Will it remain a personal, if I broadcast it here!