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Re: System crontab with username containing a space

On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 3:20 PM, Erik Soderquist wrote:
> 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
> exact details...
> I will try to reproduce this and see what I can find.

Well, I confirmed what I needed for the mounts was octal \040, so a
sample mount with a space would read:
/dev/device /mnt/dir\040with\040spaces/ ext4 default 0 0

and would mount under directory /mnt/dir with spaces/ correctly,
but so far I've been unable to get that working in cygwin's cron

however, to turn on full debugging of the cron daemon to /var/log/cron.log,
changing the service registry value for AppArgs from "-n" to
 "-n -x ext,sch,proc,pars,load,misc,test,bit" should give you every
scrap of logging available

I don't know if the failure on my machine is that it's corporate
policy controlled or I did something wrong or that cron doesn't use
\040 in the same way my mount test does.

-- Erik

"I do not think any of us are truly sane, Caleb. Not even you. Courage
is not sanity. Being willing to die for someone else is not sanity."
... "Love is not sane, nor is faith." ... "If sanity lacks those
things, Caleb, I want no part of it."

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