ryallsd at datasphereweb.com
Thu Feb 19 09:24:14 PST 2004
> I am running 5.1-release. I created the file
> /var/cron/tabs/root . It is owner root, group wheel.
> permissions are -rw-------
> I have the following entry in the file root
> 0 22 2-31 * * /usr/local/bin/rsync -av /dept2/Marketing/
> 2>&1 /r
> Of course the line above is all on one line.
> Well, this command did not run last night. No
> /root/rsync.log file was created. No email was generated. Zip.
> what did I screw up to prevent cron from running the command ?
As far as I know, you should never manually create a crontab file. Normal
users should just type crontab -e on a command line for scheduling. The
same might apply to root, never tried personally. One sure fire way to get
it working is to add your above line to /etc/crontab with root in the user
column. This is not normally recommanded, so you might try doing crontab -e
as root first.
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