Problems with cron

Jörg Schreiber
Mon Oct 20 15:32:00 GMT 2008


I've installed cygwin and I'm very pleased with it. Now I want to use
cron to run some kind of backup script where I need the possibilities
of a real shell (not DOS). After installing cron and ssmtp I first got
e-mails from cron. It seems to run, but since I've started cron as a
service (2008/10/17) it didn't work anymore and I don't know what
"can't cd to HOME" means. The HOME environment variable is set and
nothing was changed between 16th and 17th.

Any answer will be helpful.

Best regards


Jörg Schreiber, M.A.
Springer Science+Business Media
Process and Content Management | Content Technologies
Tiergartenstraße 17 | 69121 Heidelberg | Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 6221 / 487 - 8146
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 / 4876 - 8146

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