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are manual edits to crontab reflected immediately?

David O'Meara
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Our remote support guy made a change to a server that we are bringing online.
I need to change one directory in an existing /etc/crontab entry. If I make this change, will it be reflected immediatly, or do I need to poke something to get the change picked up?
Tim Holloway
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The crontab is scanned every time cron fires, so as soon as you save your updates, cron should pick them up.


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