LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-16-2007, 09:46 PM   #1
doders
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Cron Issues - No Entries


Hi All,

I have just taken over a Sys Admin role primarially in a Windows shop, however they do have a a few Linux ( Centos ) servers about the place. As my Linux knowledge is dodgy at best I need some help with the following question.

We currently get an email to an Admin group ( which i am a part ) from a Cron Daemon located on a particular server.

Now there are some entries that are no longer valid, which we need to remove to stop these emails, however for the life of me I cannot find a crontab on that server which has any entries at all..

I assume ( bad to do I know ), that these cron entries are being run out of root however running a crontab -e while logged on as root shows no entries..

Is there anyone willing to help me try and find these elusive entries, before I tear what remaining hair I have left in my head out ??

Cheers

Paull
 
Old 09-16-2007, 10:23 PM   #2
bsdunix
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2006
Distribution: Caldera, CTOS, Debian, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Mandrake, Minix, OpenBSD, Slackware, SuSE
Posts: 1,757

Rep: Reputation: 80
Look to see if you have entries in:

/var/spool/cron/crontabs/
/var/spool/cron/
/etc/crontab

Chapter 34. Automated Tasks
http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/De...autotasks.html

The /etc/crontab will probably have entires referring to script files that are run at different periods. You may need to investigate what those scripts run and edit accordingly to remove the defunct entry.
 
Old 09-16-2007, 10:59 PM   #3
doders
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thank you so much... Found what I needed in the /Etc/Crontab.. Steep learning curve here !!..
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Issues with cron synapse Slackware 4 07-21-2006 02:00 AM
removing cron entries from auth.log divukman Linux - Software 2 05-27-2006 06:53 AM
LogWatch Cron :: Unmatched Entries elvisious Linux - Software 2 06-23-2004 08:10 AM
randomizing execution of some cron entries markus1982 Linux - General 2 06-28-2003 10:49 AM
dual entries in cron log for cron.daily cpharvey Linux - General 3 02-27-2003 03:30 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:03 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration