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How to check cron in puppet Agent

asked 2015-12-11 14:19:16 -0500

sandeep gravatar image

How to check cron that is running in puppet agent? Also how to start and stop cron based on our priority and requirement.

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answered 2015-12-11 20:18:49 -0500

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What OS type and version are you working with? Generally, the answer will be to use a service resource something like so:

service { 'crond':
  ensure => running,
  enable => true,
}

Of course, the "crond" value is OS-dependent, so you may have to change that. If you need to start and stop the service based on some other condition, then you'll have to develop supporting code to determine the value of the ensure attribute, and you'll end up with something like:

$should_crond_run = call_some_function_or_other_process_to_determine() ? {
  true    => running,
  default => stopped,
}

service { 'crond':
  ensure => $should_crond_run,
  enable => true,
}

I'm not sure if that selector that converts true/false to running/stopped is 100% necessary, but you can figure that out by reading the documentation for the service type.

Hope that helps.

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