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Re: Problem w/ cron

Jeremy A Redburn wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am having permissions trouble with the latest cron on Cygwin. I am
> running WindowsXP and have an ssh identity file owned by me:
> -rw-------    1 Administ None          672 Oct 22 16:15 identity

It's not clear if the owner is Administrator or Administrators.
Try ls -ln

> The problem is that I do not seem to have read access to this file when
> running a command under Administrator's crontab. Right now, I have:
> * * * * * /usr/bin/cat /tmp/identity > /tmp/identity2 2>&1
> But /tmp/identity2 is just:
> /usr/bin/cat: /tmp/identity: Permission denied
> When I run the command from the shell, it works fine. I have run `id` from
> the shell and from cron and there is a minor difference:
> uid=500(Administrator) gid=513(None) groups=544(Administrators),545(Users)
> uid=500(Administrator) gid=513(None) groups=513(None),545(Users)

That's a big difference, and it's abnormal. 
Some name aliasing might be taking place. 
What does fgrep Administrator /etc/passwd give? You will need to provide
more details, see

The workaround suggested by Brian Ford might work, but there is still
an underlying problem.


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