sean finney on 5 Jul 2010 10:53:07 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] crontab won't work

On Mon, Jul 05, 2010 at 10:25:46AM -0700, Edmond Rodriguez wrote:
> Why is the word "root" in there? 

on most linux systems /etc/crontab also contains the user as which
to run the cronjob.

about the problem in this case, the '*system*' messages just mean that
the cron daemon as seen that the file has been changed and is re-reading

nothing jumped out at me as particularly wrong in the stuff you
posted, you could try restarting the cron service just in case it
somehow wedged itself.  you could also bump up the log level for
cron (-L 2 in /etc/default/cron) to see if it's actually executing
the commands in question (there should be a second END log entry after

also, double check that the crontab file ends with newline, sometimes that
can cause problems too.


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