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Re: fetchmail daemon dies, won't restart

On Fri, 26 Apr 2002 00:28:12 -0700 "Karsten M. Self"
<kmself@ix.netcom.com> wrote:

>     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
>     1>/dev/null
> 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?

Carlos Sousa

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