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Re: How to set up crontab file in cygwin?

* Mon 2002-01-28 Jeff Lu <> list.cygwin
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| This is what is in my cron file
| # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE - edit the master and reinstall.
| # (/tmp/crontab.272 installed on Mon Jan 28 18:22:31 2002)
| # (Cron version -- $Id: crontab.c,v 1.3 2001/06/07 17:12:28 corinna Exp $)
| SHELL=/bin/sh
| 0-59/2 * * * * /c/progra~1/apache~1/apache/cgi-bin/print
| I got this when try to start service
| $ cygrunsrv -S cron
| cygrunsrv: Error starting a service: QueryServiceStatus:  Win32 error 1062:
| The service has not been started.
| What am I doing wrong?

The cron is very picky, I fought with it 4 months with very odd 
error messages until I got it right. Try this [do not change a thing!]

        cygrunsrv --stop "Cygwin cron" && cygrunsrv --remove "Cygwin cron"
        cygrunsrv -I "Cygwin cron" -p /usr/sbin/cron -a '-D' -e "CYGWIN=ntsec"
        cygrunsrv --start "Cygwin cron"

I don't use NTFS in W2k Pro, but I still put the


Maybe someone can comment if there would be more appropriate value.


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