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cron daemon name

Hi All,

Please tell me which daemon is responsible for start and stop the crontab.

Please tell me the location where it resides in Linux platform.

Sindu.
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crond is the name of the daemon. By where does it reside, do you mean what files does it work on?
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It's called "crond"

Code:
# chkconfig --list crond
crond           0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
# service crond status
crond (pid  3397) is running...

To stop it
Code:
# chkconfig crond off # don't start it after a reboot
# service crond stop  # stop it now

But not all Linux's are the same. This is for Red Hat (and CentOS, Fedora)
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