cron can't find root or operator
platanthera at web.de
Thu May 20 14:09:06 PDT 2004
On Thursday 20 May 2004 22:57, carvin5string wrote:
> --- Bill Moran <wmoran at potentialtech.com> wrote:
> > You've got a user's crontab created in the format of the system
> > crontab.
> > The system crontab has an extra field to designate the user under
> > which
> > the job should run. When this field is entered in a user's
> > crontab, cron interprets it as the command to be run and the errors
> > you describe
> > generally result.
> > Keep in mind that the user "root" has a user crontab that is
> > different
> > from the system crontab.
> > If you're still fuzzy as to what went wrong, reading the man pages
> > for
> > crontab (in addition to my explanation) should help.
> > good luck.
> > --
> > Bill Moran
> > Potential Technologies
> > http://www.potentialtech.com
> I see in the Handbook in section 6.6.1 that I should run crontab
> crontab to create a new crontab, which I did, in the /etc directory,
> as root.
Thats's most likely the problem. Do NOT run crontab /etc/crontab
Read the FAQ!!!
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