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cron - Application Event Log
- From: "Herman Poon" <poonh at mcmaster dot ca>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 14:38:28 -0500
- Subject: cron - Application Event Log
I would like to suppress logging of tasks by cron in the Windows
Application Event log. I want to schedule a task that runs frequently
but do not want the Event log to quickly grow.
I did search the Cygwin mailing list archive and found this:
I found that the -1 and -2 switches create String values "StdOut" and
"StdErr" for the Parameters key of the cron service in the registry. It
would appear that any output should be logged to /var/log/cron.log.
Unfortunately, this does not seem to work and every time a task runs in
cron, an entry is added to the Application Event log. The cron.log file
itself only shows lines similar to the following:
 cron started
The cron.log file doesn't contain anything else, just the pid and the
"started" line (when cron is stopped it doesn't log anything to
cron.log). I did stop/restart cron just to see if the settings would
take effect, but this didn't work either.
I'm hoping that somebody has some suggestions for me. Thank you,
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