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Old 11-08-2012
Cron job running even after cron is removed

Hi ,

I have removed a cron for particular user , but cron job seems to be running even after the cron entry is removed. The purpose of the cron was to sendmail to user ( it uses mailx utility )

I have restarted cron and sendmail service still user is getting mail alerts from the cron job. And one thing i noticed is i can see dead.letter generated in user home directory which gets updated with same frequency as the cron is scheduled.

OS= Solaris 10 , zone
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Old 11-08-2012
How did you remove it? Using the crontab command?
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Old 11-08-2012
intially it was commented out. later i have even removed the entry via crontab -e but still i can see getting executed
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Old 11-08-2012
It was still running even when commented out, before you removed it?

And you're absolutely sure it's that job, for that user?

Is it still running from a previous run (i.e. like a daemon)?

Is logging (/etc/default/cron) on? Can you check the log file?
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Old 11-08-2012
yes logging is enabled.. and i dont see any logs for this job that was removed but still its getting executed

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