Re: fetchmail daemon dies, won't restart
On Fri, 26 Apr 2002 00:28:12 -0700 "Karsten M. Self"
> 3/15 * * * * root /etc/init.d/fetchmail start 1>/dev/null
> ...which should restart fetchmail every fifteen minutes.
Should it? man 5 crontab says:
Step values can be used in conjunction with ranges. Fol-
lowing a range with ``/<number>'' specifies skips of the
number's value through the range. For example, ``0-23/2''
Steps are also permitted after an asterisk, so if you want
to say ``every two hours'', just use ``*/2''.
But you're using 3/15 in the minutes field. Could that be it? Perhaps
3-48/15 would work better...
> Problem is, it doesn't.
> I've changed the inovcation to read:
> 3,18,33,48 * * * * root /etc/init.d/fetchmail start
> Checking just now, the daemon's still running.
Not sure I understand you here. Isn't that OK, that the daemon is
running? Or did you really want to *restart*, not *start*, it?
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