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Re: [tlug] broken cron?

On Sun, 24 Mar 2002, Sven Simon wrote:

> Nope, the master's at /etc/crontab which is copied over to
> /var/cron/tabs/root by running crontab -u root /etc/crontab.

This is the problem.

cron reads both /etc/crontab and the files under /var/cron/tabs.  The
/etc/crontab file uses a different format than the /var/cron/tabs files
because it has to specify the username to run as.  The /var/cron/tabs
files specify the username by their filename.

> Any ideas as to how it is supposed to run normally?

In a default FreeBSD install, there is no /var/cron/tabs/root file.
All of root's crontab entries are in /etc/crontab.
Tod McQuillin

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