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Old 09-16-2007, 09:46 PM   #1
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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Now there are some entries that are no longer valid, which we need to remove to stop these emails, however for the life of me I cannot find a crontab on that server which has any entries at all..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 ??


Old 09-16-2007, 10:23 PM   #2
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Look to see if you have entries in:


Chapter 34. Automated Tasks

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
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Thank you so much... Found what I needed in the /Etc/Crontab.. Steep learning curve here !!..


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