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Re: crontab -u

On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 03:14:14PM -0500, House, Mark wrote:
>  When I use cygwin I am automatically logged in as Administrator in =
> bash. At the command line I have used  "crontab start_extract" to set =
> the crontab file and I have used "crontab stop_extract" to set the =
> crontab file. I confirm that both of those commands are valid and the =
> system behaves properly when each of those files is loaded into crontab.
>  When I put my code together, I initially used "crontab stop_extract" to =
> alter the crontab in case of an error. However, crontab runs as SYSTEM. =
> It would not undo the crontab file for the Administrator, so, I tired to =
> use the -u function. When I use the -u parameter, I get a message saying =
> "must be privileged to use -u".
>  Does anyone know how to get -u to work? Or does anyone have a =

The -u option only works for SYSTEM so far and as such is somewhat useless
on Cygwin currently.  However, I don't quite get your strategy here.  If
you'd running the cron job under the Administrator account, crontab would
behave properly when trying to replace the Administrator's crontab file.


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