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Old 09-23-2006, 09:53 AM   #1
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crontab over scp on bash


I've got completely stuck...

Only access I have to server is via SSH - I'm using WinSCP3...

So I open a terminal window to edit the crontab entry

crontab -e

but this hangs as I cannot use commands that require user input...


crontab 27 4 * * * /var/www/html/lingfield/forums/Database/

and this errors with no such filename or directory


I guess the next step is to create some vi script to edit the crontab entry...

and do
crontab -e <

but all I try fails (I don't know vi very well...) with

/var/www/html/lingfield/forums/Database$ crontab -e < crontabsrc.txt
Vim: Warning: Output is not to a terminal
Vim: Warning: Input is not from a terminal
"/tmp/crontab.XXXXW3szxs" 0L, 0C~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ :i
crontab 27 3 * * * /var/www/html/lingfield/forums/Database/

Vim: Error reading input, exiting...

Vim: preserving files...

crontab: "/bin/vi" exited with status 1
Vim: Finished.


any help would be appreciated...
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Use PuTTy instead of WinSCP


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