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Re: Cron event logs says (*system*) NOT REGULAR... what does this mean

Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
Jerome Fong wrote:
Dave Korn wrote:
On 08 November 2007 20:28, Jerome Fong wrote:

Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
On 08 November 2007 19:29, Jerome Fong wrote:

I got cron working as a daemon, but now it stopped working again. I'm
getting the following errors in the cronevents output. Anyone know what
this means? 2007/11/08 11:02:18 [SYSTEM] /usr/sbin/cron: PID 1644:
(*system*) NOT REGULAR (/etc/cron.d/cron.daily)
It means that file is not a regular file.


I (jfong) owned the file.  Should (*system*) own the file?  Sorry, I
don't understand what it means when you say it is not a regular file?
What makes it Not Regular?

Is it a symlink?

cheers, DaveK

No, they are files not links

What does 'ls -l /etc/cron.d/cron.daily' say?

Oops, I deleted the files to get cron to start working again. I'll see if the files get created again.


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