2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2013 9:42 PM by 988801 RSS

    cron issue

    988801
      Hi guys,

      I edited my crontab file and entered this enter:


      * * * * * w >> `date +%F`.who

      Then I later deleted the above entry and entered :


      * * * * * w >> /rpool/who/w.txt

      when I login and ran : crontab -e

      I get this entry:


      * * * * * w >> `date +%F`.who

      Instead of this entry:

      * * * * * w >> /rpool/who/w.txt

      i will be glad if someone can help me fix this problem.

      Thank you
        • 1. Re: cron issue
          bigdelboy
          985798 wrote:
          Hi guys,

          I edited my crontab file and entered this enter:


          * * * * * w >> `date +%F`.who

          Then I later deleted the above entry and entered :


          * * * * * w >> /rpool/who/w.txt

          when I login and ran : crontab -e

          I get this entry:


          * * * * * w >> `date +%F`.who

          Instead of this entry:

          * * * * * w >> /rpool/who/w.txt

          i will be glad if someone can help me fix this problem.

          Thank you
          It is very easy if you had an editting error for the crontab changes not be be saved; there is usually a message in this circumstance.

          The answer is to retry the edit ... watching very carefully for any messages.

          ... That said ... having every scheduling entry as a '*' may be a problem .... it's not something i've knowing done!
          • 2. Re: cron issue
            988801
            Thank you for the reply.