This link you gave me is the final solution. I experienced exactly the same problem as Andrew described.
BTDT! Glad my troubles helped you get cron working.
To make the life easier for the other followers: 1. Need to set the mode of cygwin1.dll
$ chmod +x /bin/cygwin1.dll 2. Need to create another directory $ mkdir /etc/cron.d Also make it accessible, by changing the permission. 3. Then, follow the standard guideline to start cron service, as $ cygrunsrv --stop cron $ cygrunsrv --remove cron $ cygrunsrv --install cron -p /usr/sbin/cron -a -D $ cygrunsrv --start cron
Hopefully, this troubling problem can be solved in the next version cygwin setup.
Maybe such things should be added to Mark Harig's "cron_diagnose.sh"? === "Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes."
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