Help cron has gone berzerk

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Wed Sep 22 02:42:52 PDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 04:36:15AM -0500, Lute Mullenix wrote:
> Hi
> For some reason on the 13th of this month something went haywire with
> cron. Below is a couple samples of what I am getting in root mail, any
> inlightenment on this would very appreciated.
> Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 03:40:00 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Cron Daemon <root at agnes>
> To: root at agnes
> Subject: Cron <root at agnes> root /usr/libexec/atrun
> root: not found

FAQ: You've put the system crontab (ie /etc/crontab) in as the root
user's personal crontab. They're different. The personal user crontab
has one field less than the system crontab.
Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
                "If everything's under control, you're going too slow"
                                                      - Mario Andretti

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