I'm running a sandbox server with Fedora 15. I've gathered that since my crontab file has no entries (ie.
***** run-parts /dir/) for scheduled run-parts, it is not currently configured. The
ps command reveals its running with the -n option. Where is this option set? Is the sysconfig the only place crond options are editable?
All of the documentation I've discovered discusses the run-parts entries in detail; however, none discuss crond options. What I have found references
init.d/crond, which I don't have in this installation. If chkconfig is not controlling the startup of crond, what is?
What I'm working on doing is turning on anacron. According to what I've discovered about anacron from random anacron set-up tutorials, I first need to have cron running hourly to trigger the anacron script which then handles the daily plus jobs. Okay.
Once I get all these cron jobs running these installed cron jobs, which are not currently being executed, are all going to start running and bogging up my system with mail alerts. I want to set crond with the -m option. And before I just add options to
sysconfig/crond, I want to understand where is this current option -n being set.