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RE: CRON Help -- Operation not permitted
- From: "Harig, Mark A." <maharig at idirect dot net>
- To: "Robert Gimbel" <rgimbel at anasazisoftware dot com>,<cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 12:10:56 -0500
- Subject: RE: CRON Help -- Operation not permitted
> 2. What are the ownership and permissions of /var/cron and
> **RG** /var/cron
> drwxrwxrwx+ 3 RGIMBEL Domain A 0 Aug 25 21:38 ./
> drwxrwxrwx+ 6 Administ Domain A 0 Aug 25 21:38 ../
> drwxrwxrwx+ 2 RGIMBEL Domain A 0 Dec 3 12:02 tabs/
Look in /etc/postinstall for a file named 'cron.sh.done'. It doesn't
as though it has been run. Here is a copy of it:
if [ ! -d /var/cron ]
mkdir -p /var/cron
chmod 1777 /var/cron
if [ ! -d /var/cron/tabs ]
chmod 1777 /var/cron/tabs
You might try running the 'chmod' commands above manually.
Also, check the ownership/permissions of /var/cron/tabs/<user ID>.
Group membership on your <user ID>-specific tab file should be SYSTEM
(ID #18) and permissions should be set to 640, as described in
> 3. It looks as though you might be running WinNT/2K with NTFS, but you
> not include the output of 'cygcheck' (as an attached file
> so it's not possible to know for sure.
Yes, this confirms it. Cygwin is on d: and d: has NTFS on it.
For future reference, please include 'cygcheck.txt' as an attachment,
not inline text. Consider the case where you would like to search
the mail archives for, say, 'bash'. Then every message that includes
the 'cycheck' output inline will produce a (false or irrelevant) match.
If you include the output as a .txt attachment, then the contents will
not be include in a search of the archives.
> a: fd N/A N/A
> c: hd NTFS 4094Mb 41% CP CS UN PA FC Dell Server
> d: hd NTFS 99896Mb 79% CP CS UN PA FC
> e: cd N/A N/A
> f: hd NTFS 114470Mb 21% CP CS UN PA FC FireWire0
> g: hd NTFS 76316Mb 9% CP CS UN PA FC FireWire1
> d:\cygwin / system textmode
> d:\cygwin/bin /usr/bin system textmode
> d:\cygwin/lib /usr/lib system textmode
> . /cygdrive user textmode,cygdrive
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