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Re: cron in cygwin
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Sanjay Goel <sanjaygoel at hotpop dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 14:45:13 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: cron in cygwin
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
Are all relevant mounts system mounts, or user mounts? Please *attach*
the output of "cygcheck -svr" as per <http://cygwin.com/problems.html>.
On Thu, 8 May 2003, Sanjay Goel wrote:
> I tried out
> * * * * * /usr/bin/date >> /d/date.log 2>&1
> but my date.log is not updating ...
> the cron is still not working ..
> as per post by a12 I also did
> cygrunsrv -E cron
> cygrunsrv -R cron
> cygrunsrv -I cron -p /usr/sbin/cron -a -D -e "CYGWIN=tty ntsec" -f "Cygwin
> cygrunsrv -S cron
> but it still is not working
> "Igor Pechtchanski" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Try "/d/test.sh >> /d/test.log" ;-)
> > Igor
> > On Thu, 8 May 2003, Sanjay Goel wrote:
> > > Thanks a lot both of you ...
> > > I have used cygrunsrv -I cron -p /usr/sbin/cron -a -D
> > > and now cron is installed as a service in my win2k services .
> > > I hope my cron jobs will run fine now ...
> > > can u tell me how to test whether it works properly.
> > > I wrote a script called test.sh containing "echo test" and wrote
> > > */2 * * * * /d/test.sh
> > > but nothing came on my screen
> > > I have not installed ssmtp so cant check that in mail ...
> > >
> > > Thanks and Regards,
> > > Sanjay
> > > "Igor Pechtchanski" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > > Pine.GSO.firstname.lastname@example.org">news:Pine.GSO.email@example.com...
> > > > On Wed, 7 May 2003, Bill C. Riemers wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > > This is *way* too complicated. It's fine if you run other things
> > > using
> > > > > > sysvinit, but if all you want is cron, try the way described in
> > > > > > /usr/doc/Cygwin/cron.README (you did read it, didn't you? that
> > > directory
> > > > > > contains the necessary instructions specifically for the Cygwin
> > > ports --
> > > > > > see <http://cygwin.com/faq/faq.html#SEC28>).
> > > > >
> > > > > Yes, I did try the directions in the README, but they do not work.
> > > > > "cygrunsrv" does not have -D option...
> > > > >
> > > > > cygrunsrv: unknown option -- D
> > > >
> > > > Bill, did you use the *exact* line from /usr/doc/Cygwin/cron.README?
> > > >
> > > > | Install as service like that:
> > > > | cygrunsrv -I cron -p /usr/sbin/cron -a -D
> > > > ^^
> > > > The "-a" is a cygrunsrv option. It tells cygrunsrv to pass the "-D"
> > > > option to cron.
> > > > [snip]
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