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When you change something in Apache you need to reload or restart apache. Does anything need to be refreshed or restarted in Ubuntu Server 8.04 after I add/update the crontab? Thanks a bunch for your help.

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No. As long as you use the crontab -e command to edit the file, when you save it, you'll get a 'New Crontab Installed' message. That's it.

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The same applies to crontab <filename> -- and to crontab -r, for that matter. –  Keith Thompson Jan 17 '12 at 8:16

The usual thing is to use crontab -e to edit the tables. The changes will be applied when you exit the editor. Otherwise the rules for re-reading changed crontabs are in the cron(8) man page. They will be re-read eventually, you don't need to do anything.

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