That is the format for the system crontab. /etc/crontab

root has its own crontab entry (under /root).

user crontabs have a different format then the system crontab.

Remove the root from that line, and it should work.

Peter Elsner


At 09:19 PM 8/20/2003 +0300, you wrote:
Hi all!

What did I do wrong here; I edited /etc/crontab by adding two lines for execution and I think I even added then syntactically correct. I ran (just like Handbook told to do) crontab /etc/crontab. Now I get emails that say:

Subject: Cron <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> root /usr/libexec/atrun

root: not found

root is the user that should run the lines. Here is a line from crontab:

# make full backup weekly
00     4       *       *       7       root    /usr/local/sbin/full_backup


I commented out the lines that I added but still I get lines like that...


Any help? Thanks!


Regards,


Johan Paul

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