Multiple cron-jobs issue

Suspense    Sep 28 5:57AM 2017


I attempted to add multiple cronjobs via vertical by running multiple cronjob commands.

I noticed that each command overwrites the previous created cronjob, instead of adding to the cronjob file.

Is this intended?


gchen    Sep 28 10:14AM 2017

Yes, currently only one cron job is supported.

Suspense    Sep 29 1:29AM 2017

This is a little problematic :S.

I tried adding the cronjobs manually, but it didnt run this morning, would adding them manually work? Perhaps i made a mistake somewhere.

gchen    Sep 29 8:57PM 2017

After you modify /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root, you'll need to kill the running cron process by killing the pid stored in /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root, and then restart it by running /usr/lib/vmware/busybox/bin/busybox crond.

To make it persist after reboots you'll need to modify /etc/rc.local.d/ too. You can run the cron command to set up a cron job and then take a look at that file to see how it is done.

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