How will I know if
cron daemon is running in my Slackware installation? I tried the code below and it returns me nothing. It means
cron is not in
ls /etc/rc*.d | grep crond
On Slackware some daemons/services do not have separate script in
/etc/rc.d/ directory and are run directly from
/etc/rc.d/rc.M script (or
rc.S when you start not in multiuser but single mode). Try:
grep /etc/rc.d/ -r -e "cron"
So it's running by default on Slackware, unless you comment it out manually in
Also on Slackware only
rc.d is used. You can ignore all
rc[0-6].d directories. This directories are provided only to ease your pain if you install some non-Slackware packages that crash without them.