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Does anybody know?
Authored by: syko on Nov 21, '04 03:07:45PM

Does anybody know if the /etc/crontab can be modified back to its original settings after an OS update? (for server or client?)

I modified /etc/crontab to run backups and was wondering if anyone knew if that file would revert in any future updates.

thanks



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Does anybody know?
Authored by: Shawn Parr on Nov 22, '04 01:09:26PM

No one knows for sure, however I personally expect that Apple will occasionally 'tweak' things and crontab being reset/changed is part of that.

That is why I suggest using weekly.local (a file that should never be changed during a system update) or periodic.



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Re: Does anybody know?
Authored by: Uncle Asad on Nov 22, '04 02:49:53PM

In my experience, OS updates return the crontab to the default state at least some of the time. I had been using the CroniX method and after a few times of having to reset task times and re-add the repair permissions task, I switched to anacron (to run the tasks when the PB wakes up, if it was asleep) and weekly.local for the repair permissions task.



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