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Old 11-09-2004, 06:02 AM   #1
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Can't run cron jobs as user, only root


Hi all,

I created a /etc/cron.allow file with my username in it. However, when I type:

$ crontab mycronfile.txt

I get the errror message

cron/tmp.XXXXz1K4QF: Permission denied

What else do I need to do to make it possible to run cron jobs as a normal user, not just root? (I'm running Fedora Core 3 test 3, hopefully Core 3 tomorrow)
 
Old 11-09-2004, 06:13 AM   #2
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cron.deny doesn't exist right?

Also, I'm wondering if you maybe have to restart cron...
 
Old 11-09-2004, 07:17 AM   #3
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Also, I'm wondering if you maybe have to restart cron...
Ahhh, good suggestion... I stopped and restarted crond... but it didn't help
 
Old 11-09-2004, 04:50 PM   #4
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This is the only thing I could find on Google..

I think you just have to do crontab -e to edit your user's crontab file.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 05:13 PM   #5
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Depending on what cron you use and how it's set up you may also need to be part of the "cron" group.

Håkan
 
Old 11-10-2004, 09:30 AM   #6
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fixed

After installing Fedora Core 3, I can now create cron jobs, without having created a cron.allow file. Don't know how or why -- I guess it was a temporary glitch.
 
  


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