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Cron recently started to ignore any changes to /etc/crontab. Cron's mail works for the older entries. Restarting cron with sudo systemctl restart cron has no effect. I did not install new packages since it last worked properly. I do not want to restart my server to find out if that helps; that would just be a workaround anyway...

I use Debian 9.6 and Cron 3.0pl1-128+deb9u1.

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Stupid me: I added another cronjob earlier where I tried to use a backslash to span a command over two lines which seems to be invalid syntax.

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