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RE: Problem with cron!
- From: cygwin at harrier dot ch
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 11:07:19 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: Problem with cron!
I get the identical symptoms on WIN98SE.
Last week I downloaded and updated my installed
configuration with the latest. From this point
in time, cron has refused to work - by this I
mean that all crontab functions appear to function
as usual, the cron task appears in ps and Mark
Harig's cron_diagnose.sh script does not indicate
any errors. However my tasks are still not run.
[It must be mentioned that I do not have cron
installed as a service, but start it by hand
in a bash after each reboot. I have not been
able to get any of the procedures I have found
to install cron as a service to do the job.]
I have been able to circumvent my difficulty
by overwriting cron.exe from cron-3.0.1-10.tar.bz2
with cron.exe from cron-3.0.1-8.tar.bz2, so I'm
satisfied for the moment, but thought someone
might want to know about the difference.
...> RE: Problem with cron!
...> From: "Harig, Mark" <maharig at idirect dot net>
...> To: <tfletcher at netfactoriel dot com>,<cygwin at cygwin dot com>
...> Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 16:14:56 -0400
...> Subject: RE: Problem with cron!
...> Please run the attached script.
...> It will attempt to diagnose your problem
...> with cron.
...> It will not modify any files on your computer.
...> You might need to run the script several times.
...> Each time that it finds a problem, it stops and
...> displays a descriptive message.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 20, 2003 10:35 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Problem with cron!
> i'm having a bit of truble with cron.
> i have just installed a fresh cygwin on a win2k box.
> first i create the following crontab
> # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE - edit the master and reinstall.
> # (/tmp/crontab.1244 installed on Fri Jun 20 16:27:11 2003)
> # (Cron version -- $Id: crontab.c,v 1.7 2003/04/15 15:13:41
> corinna Exp $)
> 0 0 * * * Tim echo "hello"
> then run cron (/usr/sbin/cron)
> if i do a ps i get the following:
> PID PPID PGID WINPID TTY UID STIME COMMAND
> 464 1 464 464 con 1002 16:23:32 /usr/bin/bash
> 244 1 244 244 ? 1002 16:27:25 /usr/sbin/cron
> 1188 464 1188 1512 con 1002 16:33:39 /usr/bin/ps
> but nothing else seems to happen!
> i know this is a really stupid question for this list, but i
> realy have no idea what to do.
> Thanks for taking the time to read this and have a nice day
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