how does cron exec jobs?

Atom Powers atom.powers at
Thu Jun 8 06:29:02 UTC 2006

On 6/7/06, Olivier Nicole <on at> wrote:
> > How can I simulate a cron job from the shell? There must be something
> > different about the way cron is executing this command...
> Counld be different environment variables set, different working
> directory...

That's what I'm trying to find out. The cron man pages are ... empty
on the subject.

> Any diagnostic when it hangs?

Not that I can tell. It runs on schedule but it never clears it's
locks (which it puts on files at is edits them) as it is supposed to;
and it does when run from the shell.

So it truth, it's not so much that it "hangs", it does terminate, but
it doesn't honor it's lock time-outs like it does when run outside of

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