Re: Order of cron.daily jobs
On Tue, 03 Jan 2012 03:10:57 +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2012-01-02 18:22:15 +0000, Camaleón wrote:
>> On Mon, 02 Jan 2012 19:57:25 +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:
>> > On Lu, 02 ian 12, 17:43:57, Camaleón wrote:
>> >> On Mon, 02 Jan 2012 17:27:18 +0000, T o n g wrote:
>> >> > How is the execution order of cron.daily jobs determined?
>> >> I think it is alphabetically.
>> > No need to guess:
>> > $ grep cron.daily /etc/crontab
>> > 25 6 * * * root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts
>> > --report /etc/cron.daily )
>> > so the scripts are executed by run-parts and its manpage says
>> > ,----
>> > | Files are run in the lexical sort order of their names unless the |
>> > --reverse option is given, in which case they are run in the |
>> > opposite order.
>> > `----
>> Tsk, tsk... you broke the magic.
>> (that was intended as homework for the OP ;-) )
> Well, not everything has been said. You need to think a bit more about
> this. :)
Nah... the basics for making the script to run before/after another one
placed there are already told. The rest of the problems (if any) are
rather "cosmetics" ;-P