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Old 11-19-2003, 03:51 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Debian
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Crontab not working

I've make an entry into BSD's crontab -e that looks like this:-

*/10 * * * * /usr/admin/

and I did ps -ax to see if cron was running. It was.
I restarted it anyway, but my cron job is just NOT starting. I waited and waited and waited.... but nothing.
Note, that I did this all as root superuser.

It just seems as if crontab just doesn't want to work.

Can anyone help?
Old 12-02-2003, 08:34 PM   #2
Registered: Jul 2003
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Well to be honest, some stuff like this hapened to me with FreeBSD.
I don't know why it fails, but it shouldn't.
Try to edit manualy your config (/etc/crontab) file and -HUP the crontab daemon.


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