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

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Fri Nov 9 07:10:00 GMT 2007


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.
>>>>
>>>> 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?
>>
>>
>>     cheers,
>>       DaveK
> 
> No, they are files not links


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


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