Orfeo Da Via
Mon Oct 10 07:34:00 GMT 2005
> We can't tell you where you are wrong until you tell us what you mean by
> cron "not working"... Does the crontab fail to execute correctly (i.e.,
> every minute after 10:00?
first I'm sorry for my poor English...
in order to explain you what I mean when I wrote "cron does't work",
I try with the same command in my linux box (debian sid)
$ export VISUAL=zile
$ crontab -e
...edit the file..
$ crontab -l
* 8 * * * /bin/date >> /home/calox/tmp/date.out 2>&1
Mon Oct 10 08:48:36 CEST 2005
$ ls -l /home/calox/temp
-rw-r--r-- 1 calox calox 180 Oct 10 08:54 date.out
$ cat tmp/date.out
Mon Oct 10 08:49:01 CEST 2005
Mon Oct 10 08:50:01 CEST 2005
Mon Oct 10 08:51:01 CEST 2005
Mon Oct 10 08:52:01 CEST 2005
Mon Oct 10 08:53:01 CEST 2005
Mon Oct 10 08:54:01 CEST 2005
for me, in this example, cron "works", i.e. in ~/tmp directory I found
the file date.out. In cygwin, with the same crontab, the ~/tmp dir is
> I think, besides fixing the above typo, reading "man 5 crontab" would be
Well, I read the man, the README in Paul Vixie source code, and
cron.README but I didn't find where it's teh problem..
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