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Re: Chronic Cron - cyg.txt (0/1)
>The last message seems to indicate the cause of the problem. What's the
>output of "ls -ld /etc/cron.d"?
I'd created /etc/cron.d at some stage manually as a FILE .
Have now deleted it and created it as a DIRECTORY.
BINGO everything works
(I don't know where that is on a stupidity scale, but maybe Mark could
add a test for this to his cron_diagnose.sh)
In any case Thanx Very Much!!!
BTW here's a very simple crontab (write pwd to pwd.txt every minute)
for test purposes.
* * * * * pwd >> /tmp/pwd.txt
ANYWAY CYGWIN CRON DOES WORK on WINXP HOME, so if you read this 'cos
you're struggling with cron. Don't be too dis-heartened you will get
BTW this is what you need
$ cygrunsrv --stop cron
$ cygrunsrv --remove cron
$ cygrunsrv --install cron -p /usr/sbin/cron -a -D
$ cygrunsrv --start cron
If all goes well you can see cron in the Windows Services tool in
vim -c ":%s/^/WhfgTNabgureRIvzSUnpxre/|:%s/[R-T]/ /Ig|:normal ggVGg?"
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