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Old October 20th, 2003, 02:49 AM
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Default Cron job error

Dear all,

I have created a cronjob salesorder with the following entries:

lynx -dump >
/home/ganesh/php_output && mail -s "ePedas Sales Order Docket"
ganesh@epedas.com < /home/ganesh/php_output

and the cronjob to my /etc/crontab file as follows (I have copied the
cronjobs folder) :

30 9 * * * root /etc/cronjobs/salesorder

When I install the cronjob with the command below,

#crontab salesorder

it is giving me errors:

"/etc/cronjobs/salesorder":0: bad minute
errors in crontab file, can't install.

What could be the possible of this error. Please help.


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Old October 22nd, 2003, 04:04 AM
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I do not quite see why you are modifying the system crontab and running this process as root. This isn't very secure. Why not create a special user with just enough priviledges to do what you want and edit their user crontab (you won't need to supply a "who" field, oif you do this).

Anyway, check for whitespace at the start of your crontab. There's something there, other than your "30" that is getting read as "minutes".


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