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Re: System crontab with username containing a space
- From: Erik Soderquist <ErikSoderquist at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:20:41 -0400
- Subject: Re: System crontab with username containing a space
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On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 7:19 PM, Gene Pavlovsky
> Hey folks :)
> Due to circumstances beyond my control, I've got a user account on a
> remote PC which contains a space in the username, i.e. "Test
> I've set up Cygwin and cron, and am having problems with the system crontab.
> I can't figure out how to put the username in there, I've tried it as
> is, with \ escaping the space, enclosing in double quotes. The jobs
> just don't get executed. There is no error message in cronevents. The
> jobs are implementation of cron.hourly, cron.daily etc. - I really
> don't want to put them in user's crontab which would contain more
> personal stuff.
> Does cron support spaces in username in the system crontab? If so, how
> to escape them?
I ran into a similar issue where I had a space in a mount, and I had
to use some form of octal/hex encoding, but I no longer remember the
I will try to reproduce this and see what I can find.
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