Crontab @reboot directive
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Tue Apr 22 21:29:54 UTC 2008
On Tue 2008-04-22 17:03:41 UTC-0400, Robert Huff (roberthuff at rcn.com) 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.
> I'm confused: how is /etc/rc.conf any more a "system-wide
> config file" than /etc/crontab?
I run fetchmail from the user crontab (edited with "crontab -e"), not
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