--- Bill Moran <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > You've got a user's crontab created in the format of the system > crontab. > > The system crontab has an extra field to designate the user under > which > the job should run. When this field is entered in a user's crontab, > cron interprets it as the command to be run and the errors you > describe > generally result. > > Keep in mind that the user "root" has a user crontab that is > different > from the system crontab. > > If you're still fuzzy as to what went wrong, reading the man pages > for > crontab (in addition to my explanation) should help. > > good luck. > > -- > Bill Moran > Potential Technologies > http://www.potentialtech.com
Bill, I see in the Handbook in section 6.6.1 that I should run crontab crontab to create a new crontab, which I did, in the /etc directory, as root. Thus the crontab file in /etc looks like this - After reading the man page and the one page in the manual I don't know what to do to fix this - www# crontab -l # /etc/crontab - root's crontab for FreeBSD # # $FreeBSD: src/etc/crontab,v 1.32 2002/11/22 16:13:39 tom Exp $ # SHELL=/bin/sh PATH=/etc:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin HOME=/var/log # #minute hour mday month wday who command # */5 * * * * /usr/libexec/atrun # # Save some entropy so that /dev/random can re-seed on boot. */11 * * * * /usr/libexec/save-entropy # # Rotate log files every hour, if necessary. 0 * * * * newsyslog # # Perform daily/weekly/monthly maintenance. 1 3 * * * periodic daily 15 4 * * 6 periodic weekly 30 5 1 * * periodic monthly # # Adjust the time zone if the CMOS clock keeps local time, as opposed to # UTC time. See adjkerntz(8) for details. 1,31 0-5 * * * adjkerntz -a # # Rotate web server logs and run webalizer 0 0 * * 6 /usr/bin/rotate_weblogs 5 0 * * 6 /usr/local/bin/webalizer -Q /usr/local/www/data/weblogs/httpd-access.backup www# __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Domains – Claim yours for only $14.70/year http://smallbusiness.promotions.yahoo.com/offer _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"