Crontab not working??

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Thu Jan 14 00:30:31 UTC 2010


On Jan 13, 2010, at 4:20 PM, Kaya Saman wrote:
> It didn't work so I tried to cut down areas which I suspected might not work and ended up with the syntax below for root:
> crontab -l shows:
> @reboot           root    /usr/local/sbin/
> 02 4 * * *     root    /usr/local/sbin/

You're using the syntax for a system-wide crontab, ie, /etc/crontab.  Per-user crontabs do not have the middle field listing the user to run as; re-run crontab -e and try this instead:

@reboot		/usr/local/sbin/
02 4 * * *	/usr/local/sbin/


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