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5.8 Detection of Crontab Modifications

On GNU/Linux systems, micrond uses inotify to track crontab modifications, which means that any change to a crontab is noticed as soon as the crontab file is saved.

On other systems, micrond relies on checking the crontab modification times each minute, which is less effective.

The use of the ‘kqueue’ interface on *BSD systems is planned in future versions.