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Old 01-01-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
Steve R.
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Gnome-Schedule - Where is the Configuration File?


I have a "job" that I cannot delete nor edit from Gnome-Schedule. Please see the attached screenshots. This job runs once an hour. I suspect that there is a configurations file somewhere that needs to be deleted.
  1. I have removed/reinstalled Gnome-Schedule using Ubuntu, Synaptic, and Apt-Get (with purge), but the job simply does not get deleted. I also cannot make any changes to the job.
  2. I have looked through "cron" and "anacrontab", but cannot find an obvious smoking-gun.
  3. There is(was) a configuration file in my home directory. I have deleted it, but it is occasionally restored. So the restoration of the command line has to come from somehwere.
  4. When I swtich to my wife's account, this job does not appear. So it appears specific to me.

Just as an FYI, my computer "crashed". I was able to restore it by removing/restoring several packages. I also deleted myself as a user and recreated myself. I don't know if that would have an effect concerning this problem.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:29 PM   #2
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You could try running crontab -e in a terminal. That opens your crontab file in a vi-like editor. If you can see the relevant entry there, you should be able to delete it using the "dd" (delete line) command.

Depending on how gnome-scheduler works, you might have to run sudo crontab -e.

I've never used gnome-scheduler, but so this is very much a shot in the dark.
 
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:13 PM   #3
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Depending on how gnome-scheduler works, you might have to run sudo crontab -e.
Success. The file was "exposed" when I ran crontab -e so I was able to delete it. Evidently the crontab file was moved to a temporary directory outside of my home directory. The file may have been moved to the temporary directory when I deleted myself as a user. Then it got re-activated from the temporary location when I reinstalled myself. Now I can get back to learning GnuCash and KmyMoney. That was a good suggestion.
 
Old 01-04-2013, 08:50 PM   #4
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Woo-hoo! I shall permit myself to feel good about this one.

As my old boss used say, even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while.
 
Old 01-04-2013, 09:38 PM   #5
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Thanks

Thanks very much.
 
  


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