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Thread: Crontab Not Working on 3.6

  1. #1
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    Crontab Not Working on 3.6

    For some reason my crontab jobs arent running, I have no mail when i type mail, and cron is e-mails you when it finishes a job?


    I have edited the crontab file in /etc/crontab

    Code:
    # /etc/crontab: system-wide crontab
    # Unlike any other crontab you don't have to run the `crontab'
    # command to install the new version when you edit this file.
    # This file also has a username field, that none of the other crontabs do.
    
    SHELL=/bin/sh
    PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
    
    # m h dom mon dow user  command
    17 *    * * *   root    run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly
    25 6    * * *   root    test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily
    47 6    * * 7   root    test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || run-parts --report /etc/cron.weekly
    52 6    1 * *   root    test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || run-parts --report /etc/cron.monthly
    10 9    * * *   root    echo Blah
    0  18   * * 1-5 root    /usr/local/bin/backup
    #
    And

    Code:
    root@ntinstall:/var# crontab -l
    45 * * * * echo Mark



    Here is what is running
    Code:
    UID        PID  PPID  C STIME TTY          TIME CMD
    root         1     0  0 09:28 ?        00:00:04 init [5]
    root         2     1  0 09:28 ?        00:00:00 [keventd]
    root         3     1  0 09:28 ?        00:00:00 [ksoftirqd_CPU0]
    root         4     1  0 09:28 ?        00:00:00 [kswapd]
    root         5     1  0 09:28 ?        00:00:00 [bdflush]
    root         6     1  0 09:28 ?        00:00:00 [kupdated]
    root        55     1  0 09:28 ?        00:00:00 [kjournald]
    root       142     1  0 09:28 ?        00:00:00 [khubd]
    root       443     1  0 09:28 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/automount --pid-file=/var/run/autofs/_:mnt_:auto.pid --timeout=2 /mnt/auto program /etc/automount.sh
    root       569     1  0 09:28 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/cupsd
    root       603     1  0 09:28 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/nmbd -D
    root       606     1  0 09:28 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/smbd -D
    root       613   606  0 09:28 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/smbd -D
    root       614     1  0 09:28 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/sshd
    root       622     1  0 09:28 ?        00:00:00 proftpd: (accepting connections)
    root       626     1  0 09:28 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/kdm
    root       628     1  0 09:28 tty1     00:00:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty1
    root       629     1  0 09:28 tty2     00:00:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty2
    root       630     1  0 09:28 tty3     00:00:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty3
    root       631     1  0 09:28 tty4     00:00:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty4
    root       632     1  0 09:28 tty5     00:00:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty5
    root       632     1  0 09:28 tty5     00:00:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty5
    root       633     1  0 09:28 tty6     00:00:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty6
    root       634   626  0 09:28 ?        00:00:03 /etc/X11/X -dpi 75 -nolisten tcp vt7 -auth /var/run/xauth/A:0-Aw1ory
    root       636   626  0 09:28 ?        00:00:00 -:0
    root       706   614  0 09:29 ?        00:00:00 sshd: root@pts/0
    root       758   706  0 09:30 ?        00:00:00 sshd: root@pts/0
    root       770   706  0 09:30 pts/0    00:00:00 -bash
    root      1544     1  0 09:42 ?        00:00:00 inetd
    root      1964   636  0 09:49 ?        00:00:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/x-session-manager
    root      1991  1964  0 09:49 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/ssh-agent x-session-manager
    root      2059     1  0 09:49 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit: Running...
    root      2062     1  0 09:49 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit: dcopserver --nosid
    root      2064  2059  0 09:49 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit: klauncher
    root      2068     1  0 09:49 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit: kded
    root      2167  2059  0 09:49 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/artsd -F 10 -S 4096 -s 60 -m artsmessage -c drkonqi -l 3 -f
    root      2173     1  0 09:49 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit: knotify
    root      2182  1964  0 09:49 ?        00:00:00 kwrapper ksmserver
    root      2184     1  0 09:49 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit: ksmserver
    root      2185  2059  0 09:49 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit: kwin
    root      2191     1  0 09:49 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit: kdesktop
    root      2198     1  0 09:49 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit: kicker
    root      2199  2059  0 09:49 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit: kio_file file /tmp/ksocket-root/klaunchercJkLpc.slave-socket /tmp/ksocket-root/kdesktopjWIzqa.slave-socket
    root      2203     1  0 09:50 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit: khotkeys
    nobody    2320   606  0 09:51 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/smbd -D
    root      2350   770  0 09:52 pts/0    00:00:00 ps -ef
    root      2351   770  0 09:52 pts/0    00:00:00 -bash

  2. #2
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    crontab isnt working beacuse its not running when i boot up? how do i automate this? i figured this would have been standard!

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    update-rc.d cron defaults

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