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Old 06-30-2005, 02:25 AM   #1
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unable to run cron job


i want to run a cron job.

at the promp i do

crontab -e

then i added

28 11 30 Jun * root echo "I LOVE U"

THE ERROR I GET IN /var/spool/mail/root is that

/bin/sh: root: command not found.

Please help
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Re: unable to run cron job

Originally posted by fahad26
28 11 30 Jun * root echo "I LOVE U"

THE ERROR I GET IN /var/spool/mail/root is that

/bin/sh: root: command not found.
the error is caused because the way you wrote it you are telling cron you want to run the command "root" - which isn't a command... just put the command starting with the echo and you should be fine, since this is root's crontab, the commands wil run as root...
28 11 30 Jun * echo "I LOVE U"
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SO why did you use that root for?

Remove ther word root in your cron entry and the command will work fine.

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