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Old 08-27-2008, 11:43 AM   #1
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cron daemon doesn't start from inittab, but says already running!!

When i try to run forcefully /usr/sbin/cron (AIX 4.2 Ver) it says it is already running. we cannot see in 'ps -ef|grep cron' display. Would somebody help?
Old 09-19-2008, 04:52 AM   #2
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are you sure 'lsitab -a | grep -i cron" doesn't have any output?
what happens if you kill it? does it respawn?

try checking in /etc/ for files or scripts that has cron entries:


grep -li cron /etc/*


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