Strange Crond behavior

Ken Sheldon
Fri Apr 5 09:31:00 GMT 2002

I believe the root cause is that the CYGWIN environment variable needs 
to be set to include NTSEC.

The instructions in /usr/doc/Cygwin/cron.README include this command:
 cygrunsrv -I cron -p /usr/sbin/cron -a -D
That will not always work

A command that works better is:
cygrunsrv -I cron -d "Cron" -p /usr/sbin/cron -a "-D" -e "CYGWIN=binmode 
ntsec tty"

or, alternatively, you can set the CYGWIN environment variable another way.

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