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

Dave Korn
Thu Nov 8 21:19:00 GMT 2007

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.
>> Pierre
> 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?

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