It does & it doesn't. It depends on the job really... if it's a job that
uses a hell of a lot of cpu & memory when you run it manually, it's going to
do the same when run from the crontab.
crond checks the crontabs every minute regardless of whether you have 1 job
scheduled or 50, so in this respect you're not going to increase the load on
----- Original Message -----
From: "adam beecher" <adam at iewebs.com>
To: "CLUG" <cork at linux.ie>
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 5:34 PM
Subject: [CLUG] Cron job
> Is there a limit to how often you can run a cron job? I know one of my
> machines runs one every five minutes, but does that affect performance?
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