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RE: Problems with cron

About your crontab file:

   * * * * root echo "Hello World!"

1. 'root' is not a valid value for the fifth field,
   which should be the day of the week.  Possible
   values: '*', 0-7 (Sunday is 0 or 7), or use names
   of days.  More details can be read in the manual
   page for crontab.  Enter 'man 5 crontab' at the
   bash prompt.

2. Redirect the output of 'echo' to a file.  Output
   that is not sent to a file is sent by email to
   the user.  This is likely not configured properly
   yet on your machine and so the "Hello World!"
   string is simply lost.  Try:

      * * * * * echo "hello world" > /tmp/hello.txt


      * * * * * /usr/bin/date > /tmp/date.txt

   or, to get a list of the environment that your
   crontab knows about:

      * * * * * /usr/bin/env > /tmp/env.txt

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jarrod Hermer []
> Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 11:37 AM
> To:
> Subject: Problems with cron
> Hi,
> I have scoured the net, run (no reported errors) and
> followed every suggestion I could find. Yet I cannot get cron to work.
> At the prompt I get the following error:
> Cygrunsrv: Error starting a service: QueryServiceStatus: Win32 error
> 1062: The service has not been started.
> The Event Logs say that crontab as well as cron could not be found.
> Attached are the requested files.
> Please bear in mind that I am a TOTAL Linux/Unix novice, so 
> apologies if
> it is an obvious problem.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Regards,
> Jarrod

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