Crontab @reboot directive

Robert Huff roberthuff at
Tue Apr 22 21:03:46 UTC 2008

andrew clarke writes:

>  > > @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.

	I'm confused: how is /etc/rc.conf any more a "system-wide
config file" than /etc/crontab?

				Robert Huff

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