August 29th, 2006, 10:01 AM
Cron jobs doesn't work
I recently manually modified the crontab (root), i wanted to stop all the cronjobs, so i copied the text inside the (root) crontab, then delete all the text, then when i finished, i copied the text which was inside (root) to it again, now they don't work, any help please fast .... ?
August 29th, 2006, 11:58 AM
It is possible that you need to 'inspire' cron into thinking it has a cronfile to action. Try a crontab -e and just save the file.
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September 3rd, 2006, 01:59 PM
Originally Posted by Emadello
Did you edit crontab for the user root, or edit the /etc/crontab file?
Is the cron daemon running?
What does the cron logfile say? (/var/log/cron)