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Re: Help : can not get cron work
- From: Igor Peshansky <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: lin q <linq936 at hotmail dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 20:59:20 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Help : can not get cron work
- References: <BAY105-F3242C932FCD4D351673DE0E92E0@phx.gbl>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Wed, 4 Jan 2006, lin q wrote:
> I just installed a brand new cygwin on my WinXP machine, but I can not
> get cron work for me. Here is how I did it:
> 1) "cygrunsrv -I cron -p /usr/sbin/cron -a -D"
> 2) "crontab -e" to edit the crontab file, here is the dump out,
> $ crontab -l
> # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE - edit the master and reinstall.
> # (/tmp/crontab.2836 installed on Wed Jan 4 10:14:53 2006)
> # (Cron version -- $Id: crontab.c,v 1.8 2004/12/21 16:14:41 corinna Exp $)
> 16 10 * * * linq rsync -azv emperor:/dev/tools/* /cygdrive/c/bin/tools
> 3) "cygrunsrv -S cron"
> If I go to "start" -->"Administritive tools" -->"service", I can see
> that cron is started.
> I tried that command in crontab, "rsync -azv emperor:/dev/tools/*
> /cygdrive/c/bin/tools", it works fine if i run it on shell manually.
> Any suggestion is highly appreciated.
What makes you think cron doesn't work? Did you try adding the "Hello
World" of crontabs, i.e.,
* * * * * linq /bin/date >> /tmp/date.out 2>&1
? Did it work for you?
As for your current problem... Does the cron log show anything? What
about the Windows Event Log? Try fully qualifying the path rsync, quoting
the '*', and redirecting both stdout and stderr to some file (you may also
need to redirect stdin from /dev/null).
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