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launchd vs. cron
Authored by: delight1 on Sep 28, '07 03:57:06PM

wouldn't a users's crontab only be run when they are logged in?



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launchd vs. cron
Authored by: sjk on Sep 28, '07 05:03:51PM
wouldn't a users's crontab only be run when they are logged in?
Nope, cron runs crontabs whether or not corresponding users are logged in. If you want "only run if logged in" behavior for specific cron tasks they'd have to somehow check the login status (e.g. using a wrapper script).

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