I want two jobs to run sometime every day, serially, in exactly the order I specify. Will this crontab reliably do what I want?
@daily job1 @daily job2
I'm assuming they run one after the other, but I was unable to find the answer by searching the Web or from any of these manpages:
The crontab above obviously won't do what I want if cron runs things scheduled with
@daily in parallel or in an unpredictable order.
I know I can simply make one shell script to fire them off in order, I'm just curious how cron is supposed to work (and I'm too lazy to gather test data or read the source code).
Cron is provided by the
cron package. OS is Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (server).