Does cron allow multiple commands?


When you setup cron on the dreamhost panel does it allow multiiple commands in the list, one per line?

Can it by achieved by separating them with semicolons, ie “;” character ?


You could always test that to see.

If I had multiple things to do that i wanted consolidated to a single cron entry, my approach would be to have cron run a single script that did those multiple things. It adds a layer sure, but updates are simpler.

If the tasks are not related in anyway but just both have the same schedule, I would make 2 cron entries with the same schedule.