[CentOS] cron.hourly runs twice

Timothy Murphy gayleard at eircom.net
Wed Mar 17 12:25:18 UTC 2010

Michael Schumacher wrote:

>> I just wonder if anyone has come across this curiosity?
>> Or can suggest any possible cause.
> Did you edit one of the jobs? Some Editors (joe) create a file with an
> "~" at the end as a backup. If you edit one of your cronjob-scripts
> in /etc/cron.hourly/ , you may create a second file that will be run
> by cron too.
> This happened here some time ago and it took some time to figure out
> the reason.

Thanks for the suggestion.
I haven't edited any of the scripts in /etc/cron.hourly .
Also, I checked and found that cron.hourly starts twice
before any of the scripts starts.
Each of the scripts then runs twice.

Timothy Murphy  
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland

More information about the CentOS mailing list