problem of cron in cygwin xp

Igor Pechtchanski
Tue Sep 30 04:29:00 GMT 2003


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On Mon, 29 Sep 2003, Chunyu Liu wrote:

> Dear Igor Pechtchanski,
> I noticed that you've been trying discussed this problem in the forum.
> But I don't know whether you had the conclusion on this.
> Would you mind helping me?
> I have tried
> cygrunsrv -I cron -p /usr/sbin/cron -a -D
> cygrunsrv -S cron
> and set /var/run/ to a+rw,
> At the "-S cron" step, I can even see the new record in the log file at
> /var/log, saying
> [1652] cron started
> But cygwin pompts:
> "cygrunsrv: Error starting a service: QueryServiceStatus:  Win32 error 1062:
> The service has not been started."
> And "ps" does not show job of cron running. The cron does not do any
> scheduled work either.
> I checked Windows Services control panel, the cron is associated with
> cygrunsrv there. But whenever it's "started", it stopped immediately.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> Chunyu Liu

Is there any information in the log on why the cron program couldn't run?
Can you run cron from the command line?  ...From a SYSTEM-owned shell?
Did you search the list archives for a similar problem?  Did you run Mark
Harig's ""?

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