What do Crontab entries do?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by mediamix, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. mediamix

    mediamix New Member

    I have v 3.1.6 of ISPConfig running on an Ubuntu 16.04 server running apache.
    I noticed in the root crontab there are the following 2 entries:
    * * * * * /usr/local/ispconfig/server/server.sh 2>&1 | while read line; do echo `/bin/date` "$line" >> /var$
    * * * * * /usr/local/ispconfig/server/cron.sh 2>&1 | while read line; do echo `/bin/date` "$line" >> /var/l$
    I am curious, what do they do?
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    These cronjob entries run the ISPConfig server part once every minute.
  3. mediamix

    mediamix New Member

    Thanks for the reply but I don't understand why it needs to be run every minute. Once run why does it not continue to run?
  4. HSorgYves

    HSorgYves Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

    It detects if something was modified in your configuration and if so, executes the corresponding plugins.

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