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Old 06-29-2001, 03:08 PM   #1
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Cool Cron Question

Does cron and anacron run by the system, or are they used only when the admin needs them. I am asking because these boot up automatically, but I dont run automatic jobs, so I can I shut them off?

Old 06-29-2001, 04:02 PM   #2
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You should be able to stop the cron daemon by editing one of the following:


Change the the capital S to a K in the link name associated with the cron daemon. Once you do this, the next time you boot cron (or any daemon for that matter with the K(kill) option) will not start at boot time.

Also try running this command from root console:


This will give you graphical ability to start and stop daemons.
Should be some boot options you can set too.

Good luck


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