Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
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!


  Search this Thread
Old 12-11-2003, 11:48 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 215

Rep: Reputation: 30

Every day i get a mail which says the following


Warning: Truncating oversized date field
Warning: Truncating oversized date field
Warning: Truncating oversized date field
Warning: Truncating oversized date field

It is a huge file nearing 1MB (which grows every day) having the repeation of this lines only. what is it and does it has any impact on OS (Red Hat 9.0) what should i do so that dont get this warning.

Sanib Gupta
Old 12-12-2003, 12:55 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 252Reputation: 252Reputation: 252
Check your crontab and remove it if you don't want this running every day. Most likely something setup automatically for webalizer or something like that.
Old 12-13-2003, 07:29 AM   #3
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Madrid
Distribution: RHEL, Kubuntu, Solaris, TRU64
Posts: 382

Rep: Reputation: 31
yeah, I use to directly remove the file /etc/cron.daily/00webalizer

Also, if you don't want to receive any mail messages from cron, you can set the environment variable MAILTO to empty on /etc/profile

export MAILTO

Old 02-01-2004, 01:20 PM   #4
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Oz
Distribution: Gentoo - Debian
Posts: 202

Rep: Reputation: 30
does anyone know if removing /etc/cron.daily/00webalizer will stop webalizer from working properly?


Old 05-03-2004, 02:53 PM   #5
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: San Francisco, CA
Distribution: Open/FreeBSD, Gentoo, SuSE
Posts: 511

Rep: Reputation: 38
It will work, it just wont be automated (because you're taking it out of the cron).
Old 05-03-2004, 05:03 PM   #6
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Distribution: Gentoo with 2.6.8-kernel
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
That's not really the nice way to remove it...
First you should do
 crontab -u username -l
There you will get a list with everything that is being sheduled by crontab.

You should copy that output to a texteditor and remove the line that calls that webalizer-thingy...

Save that file (eg: in /home/username/cron.txt)

Then run this command:

 crontab -u username /home/username/cron.txt
By doing it this way, that job will be removed nicely and the other sheduled jobs will still run.


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
shell script using /etc/cron.hourly to execute cron.php file? rioguia Programming 3 06-11-2008 09:09 AM
cron.allow and cron.deny in slackware? tl64 Slackware 5 10-13-2005 10:44 PM
No More Cron Mail, Cron Error? Xhost Linux - General 3 07-26-2004 05:28 PM
[cron][mdk9.1]cron deamon seems to ignore some task... yannrichet Linux - Newbie 5 06-26-2003 10:57 AM
dual entries in cron log for cron.daily cpharvey Linux - General 3 02-27-2003 03:30 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:53 AM.

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