Script was triggered multiple times by cron

I am using crontab to trigger a PHP-scraping script on regular basis, but the script gets called multiple times. A recherché revealed that other people had the same issue (sp1, so2), but none of the provided “solutions” worked for me: Some mentioned that this could happen if there are multiple crond-services are running parallel. (I called sudo service crond restart to stop and restart the service, but it doesn’t solve the problem)....

July 22, 2016 · 3 min · Christian Hotz-Behofsits