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Old 10-14-2005, 12:37 PM   #16
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type to a shell:

cron /etc/crontab
so it will read that file
Old 01-01-2006, 07:56 PM   #17
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I know this is quite late in posting -- and you may have a soln. already. Just to follow-up, I noticed the MAILTO=ROOT. Since Linux is case sensative, would it make a difference if it was changed to MAILTO=root ?

Just a thought.
Old 01-04-2006, 11:13 AM   #18
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OK, What are you trying to run?

Is it an executable script? (chmod 700 What does the script do? You say it is set to run an exe - is that an executable file, or an exe as in the Windows sense of *.exe? Does the script itself run, without using cron? The reason I ask is because if the script itself has a problem, cron won't run it (tries and fails basically).

Now I don't really know cron, but everyone else seems to think that your /etc/cron.daily/crontab will work, so I'm just looking for other possible causes.

EDIT: I've just noticed that this thread is 3 months old...

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