multiple instances using cron

Matthew Healey matthew at
Fri Jul 18 17:10:11 EST 2003

On Friday, July 18, 2003, at 03:04  PM, jw schultz wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 18, 2003 at 02:49:20PM +0800, Matthew Healey wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have searched high and low on the web and this mailing list and
>> cannot find anything similar to the problems I am seeing.


>> Individually these commands work fine, but when I run them under cron,
>> they seem to get executed over and over until the server dies. Each
>> time the process runs, it opens yet another connection to the remote
>> server.

> It sounds like you've botched the crontab entry or OSX has a
> serious bug in cron.

I have checked and rechecked the crontab entries, and I am sure they 
are correct. (How hard can it be!)

*	1	*	*	*	command
*	1	*	*	*	command

I am thinking it might be OSX, but then again... other commands seem to 
behave themselves reasonably well.

- Matt

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