> Greetings, > I am running 5.1-release. I created the file > /var/cron/tabs/root . It is owner root, group wheel. > permissions are -rw------- > > I have the following entry in the file root > > 0 22 2-31 * * /usr/local/bin/rsync -av /dept2/Marketing/ > /data/Marketing > 2>&1 /r > oot/rsync.log > > Of course the line above is all on one line. > > Well, this command did not run last night. No > /root/rsync.log file was created. No email was generated. Zip. > > what did I screw up to prevent cron from running the command ? >
As far as I know, you should never manually create a crontab file. Normal users should just type crontab -e on a command line for scheduling. The same might apply to root, never tried personally. One sure fire way to get it working is to add your above line to /etc/crontab with root in the user column. This is not normally recommanded, so you might try doing crontab -e as root first. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"