Crontab not working??
SamanKaya at netscape.net
Thu Jan 14 00:34:49 UTC 2010
Thanks, I inputted the data as you suggested so now I will wait until
the time specified to see if it ran or not!
Chuck Swiger wrote:
> 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/logwatch.pl
>> 02 4 * * * root /usr/local/sbin/logwatch.pl
> 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/logwatch.pl
> 02 4 * * * /usr/local/sbin/logwatch.pl
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