Re: Cron job does not want to stop (490 Views)
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take2mir
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Registered: ‎09-24-2007
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Cron job does not want to stop

Hi experts,
I really need your help. I had created cron job as below

#UTILIZATION CAPTURE
0 * * * * /usr/bin/sh /utilization/script

with this script

#!/bin/sh
sar -u 10 12 >> /utilization/sp2bm03cpu.txt
(date && vmstat) >> /utilization/sp2bm03mem.txt

However when I delete this cron job, it still keep producing the sp2bm03cpu.txt and xp2bm03mem.txt files. How should I do to make it stop?

TQ
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A. Clay Stephenson
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Re: Cron job does not want to stop

How are you deleteing the cron job? If you simply edit the files under /var/spool, you have done nothing because you have not changed cron's in memory paramters. The correct procedure is:
crontab -l > mycronfile
Next edit mycronfile and remove the desired entry. Finally, "crontab < mycronfile" which not only alters the files under /var/spool but also sends a SIGHUP to the cron daemon that tells it to reread its configuration files.
If it ain't broke, I can fix that.
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take2mir
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Re: Cron job does not want to stop

Yeah, right.. Thank you
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take2mir
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Re: Cron job does not want to stop

I got my answer here :-)
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Dennis Handly
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Re: Cron job does not want to stop

>Clay: also sends a SIGHUP to the cron daemon that tells it to reread its configuration files.

No SIGHUPs here. It puts a message in the cron FIFO: /var/adm/cron/FIFO
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