crontabs in /tmp/.. ?!
Mon Jun 25 13:13:00 GMT 2001
At 16:40 25-6-2001, Leonid Rokhinson wrote:
>I've installed the latest cron and found that it creates crontab files in
>/tmp/crontab.xxxx? I would expect to find it in /etc/var/cron/tabs/ or
>somewhere there. Is it possible to change or the program is compiled
>with incorrect build-in path?
No, crontab certainly doesn't put crontab files in /tmp.
But if you do "crontab -e", it will put a copy of your crontab file in /tmp
and allow you to edit this. After editing, it will put the crontab back in
/var/cron/tabs. Then, if you do "crontab -l", it will list the source of
the crontab as "/tmp/whatever".
If this doesn't work for you, then perhaps there is a permissions
problem. On a UNIX system, crontab is setuid'd to root, so can do whatever
it wants. On Windows, this doesn't work, obviously.
On my system, /var/cron and /var/cron/tabs have pretty loose permissions,
perhaps this is different on yours. Try:
mkdir -p /var/cron/tabs
chmod a+rwx /var/cron
chmod a+rwx /var/cron/tabs
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