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crontab resets


Bob740
 

I have the following repeater crontab in my Debian 9 system:

SHELL=/bin/bash
TERM=xterm
BASH_ENV=/home/irlp/.profile
0 0 1 * * (/home/irlp/scripts/rotatelog > /dev/null 2>&1)
30 3 * * * (/home/irlp/scripts/clean_old_audio > /dev/null 2>&1)
0 3 * * * (/home/irlp/scripts/update_files_cron > /dev/null 2>&1)
0 * * * * (/home/irlp/scripts/process_check > /dev/null 2>&1)
*/15 * * * * (/home/irlp/scripts/ipupdate_cron > /dev/null 2>&1)
0 */6 * * * (/home/irlp/scripts/statupdate_cron > /dev/null 2>&1)
0 6-22 * * * (/home/irlp/custom/speaktime.wb8odf &>/dev/null 2>&1)

Every night at 3:00 AM the last line changes to the following (which I don't want). This is an old version of speaktime. 

0 6-22 * * * (/home/irlp/features/speaktime/speaktime &>/dev/null 2>&1)

I also noticed that the file /home/irlp/custom/custom.crons has the following line in it:

0 6-22 * * * (/home/irlp/features/speaktime/speaktime &>/dev/null 2>&1)

I'm a newbie at this so I have to ask, does the contents of custom.crons get updated in the repeater crontab as a result of the update_files_cron script that runs (in my case) at 3:00 AM? It sure looks like it does. If so, when you want to update the repeater crontab should you put the changes in custom.crons rather than directly in the repeater crontab?

Thanks,
Bob
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k9dc
 

You are exactly correct. It is actually used to ADD things to repeater’s crontab. So make the change in custom.crons, then execute an ‘update’ command to activate it.
-k9dc

On Jul 31, 2020, at 14:35, Bob740 <@Bob740> wrote:
I'm a newbie at this so I have to ask, does the contents of custom.crons get updated in the repeater crontab as a result of the update_files_cron script that runs (in my case) at 3:00 AM? It sure looks like it does. If so, when you want to update the repeater crontab should you put the changes in custom.crons rather than directly in the repeater crontab?

Thanks,
Bob
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Bob740
 

Thanks for confirming my idea of the way this works.

Bob
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