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Re: cron on Win9x works


Please reread the message.  Cron doesn't detect changes to /var/cron/tabs,
so you have to make sure the timestamp changes before cron will run new

On Sat, 12 Apr 2003, Luciano wrote:

> Hey, BB. I tried your suggestion and cron finally works in my system!
> Well, almost. It runs and keeps running, I can edit crontab -e etc.,
> but cron won't run the command at the set time/date. What could be
> wrong now?
> Thanks for the help,
> Luciano ES
> Santos, SP - Brasil
> ********************************
> "BB" <canofspam at att dot net> wrote in news:b74d6s$mv7$1 at main dot gmane dot org:
> > I've notice some discussion about problems running cron on
> > Win9x. I'm currently running cron and init on Win95.  Win98
> > works too.  I'm not running anything complex with cron yet
> > though.  Unfortunately, I'm stuck in Win9x mode, but at least
> > I'm being paid for it.
> >
> > One thing that is required is the addition of
> > "SYSTEM:*:18:544:,S-1-5-18::" to the /etc/passwd file.
> > The ",S-1-5-18" part probably isn't required, but I just simply
> > copied the entry from an XP machine.  I also added
> > "SYSTEM:S-1-5-18:18:" to /etc/group but I don't think it
> > matters.

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