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Re: Cron Problems
- From: René Berber <r dot berber at computer dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 18:35:34 -0500
- Subject: Re: Cron Problems
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Andrew King wrote:
> Before I get started, please note that I'm a complete Cygwin newbie, so
> try to bear with me.
> We had Cron running on a system to check the integrity of our backups,
> but the drive went out. We had a backup of the drive before it went
> out. My boss now wants me to make the Cron run again from the backup of
> the Cygwin directory, and I've never worked with Cygwin in my life. So
> I really don't know what I'm doing. I tried running "cygrunsrv -I Cron
> -p /bin/crontab.exe" to install the service. The service installs, but
Wrong, the service is not installed that way.
Read /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/cron.README first, then uninstall the mess you did
with "cygrunsrv -R Cron" before you install it again.
Second, you should really learn about how to use cron. The documentation of the
installed cron can be seen with "man cron", "man crontab", "man 5 crontab". Any
documentation from the Web could also be useful.
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