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Re: problem of cron in cygwin xp, final solution!
Chunyu Liu wrote:
This link you gave me is the final solution. I experienced exactly
the same problem as Andrew described.
BTDT! Glad my troubles helped you get cron working.
To make the life easier for the other followers:
1. Need to set the mode of cygwin1.dll
$ chmod +x /bin/cygwin1.dll
2. Need to create another directory $ mkdir /etc/cron.d
Also make it accessible, by changing the permission.
3. Then, follow the standard guideline to start cron service, as
$ cygrunsrv --stop cron
$ cygrunsrv --remove cron
$ cygrunsrv --install cron -p /usr/sbin/cron -a -D
$ cygrunsrv --start cron
Hopefully, this troubling problem can be solved in the next version
Maybe such things should be added to Mark Harig's "cron_diagnose.sh"?
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