Crontab @reboot directive
roberthuff at rcn.com
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?
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