When I schedule a job, some seem to be applied immediately, while others after a reboot. So is it recommended to restart
crond) after adding a new cron job? How to do that properly (esp. in a Debian system), and should that be done with
sudo service cron restart) even for that of normal users'?
which doesn't seem to work (neither does
/etc/init.d/cron stop or
service cron stop) and completes with return code 1.
Here's a part of the message output:
Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an Upstart job, you may also use the stop(8) utility, e.g. stop cron stop: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.91" (uid=1000 pid=3647 comm="stop cron ") interface="com.ubuntu.Upstart0_6.Job" member="Stop" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination="com.ubuntu.Upstart" (uid=0 pid=1 comm="/sbin/init")
(what does that mean?)