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Re: problem of cron in cygwin xp
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Chunyu Liu <cliu at yoda dot bsd dot uchicago dot edu>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 00:27:02 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: problem of cron in cygwin xp
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On Mon, 29 Sep 2003, Chunyu Liu wrote:
> Dear Igor Pechtchanski,
> I noticed that you've been trying discussed this problem in the forum.
> But I don't know whether you had the conclusion on this.
> Would you mind helping me?
> I have tried
> cygrunsrv -I cron -p /usr/sbin/cron -a -D
> cygrunsrv -S cron
> and set /var/run/cron.pid to a+rw,
> At the "-S cron" step, I can even see the new record in the log file at
> /var/log, saying
>  cron started
> But cygwin pompts:
> "cygrunsrv: Error starting a service: QueryServiceStatus: Win32 error 1062:
> The service has not been started."
> And "ps" does not show job of cron running. The cron does not do any
> scheduled work either.
> I checked Windows Services control panel, the cron is associated with
> cygrunsrv there. But whenever it's "started", it stopped immediately.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> Chunyu Liu
Is there any information in the log on why the cron program couldn't run?
Can you run cron from the command line? ...From a SYSTEM-owned shell?
Did you search the list archives for a similar problem? Did you run Mark
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