Cron jobs quit working after date change - Linux

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  1. Cron jobs quit working after date change

    Hi all,

    I changed the date on my Linux box, and afterwards no cron jobs will
    run. I've stopped and restarted the cron daemon, but no go. I also
    saw someone have this same issue on a Unix newsgroup, but the solution
    involved deleting some temp file that doesn't exist on Linux.

    Any suggestions? This machine has like 200 days of uptime, so I hate
    to reboot it.

    Thanks,

    Alex.

    Oh, system is Red Hat 7.3 with all updates.

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    "Alex" wrote in message
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    > I changed the date on my Linux box, and afterwards no cron jobs will
    > run. I've stopped and restarted the cron daemon, but no go. I also
    > saw someone have this same issue on a Unix newsgroup, but the solution
    > involved deleting some temp file that doesn't exist on Linux.
    >
    > Any suggestions? This machine has like 200 days of uptime, so I hate
    > to reboot it.


    The question is, *how* did the date change? Later or earlier than the mtime
    of /etc/crontab?

    # touch /etc/crontab

    may be all that's necessary.


    tony

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