Crontab @reboot directive

andrew clarke mail at
Tue Apr 22 20:56:22 UTC 2008

On Tue 2008-04-22 16:34:56 UTC-0400, Gerard (gerard at wrote:

> > @reboot /usr/local/bin/fetchmail -d 120
> Is there a specific reason that you choose to do that rather than
> starting it by adding: fetchmail_enable="YES" to the /etc/rc.conf file?

Since I have root access on that machine, yes I could do that.  But
for my particular setup I couldn't see any advantage.  Plus, the less
I need to edit system-wide config files, the better, I think.

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