Cron won't run

Forum: DSL Embedded
Topic: Cron won't run
started by: gabev

Posted by gabev on Mar. 07 2007,23:53
I looked in the forum how to install cron.I used apt-get to install it than I use the command /etc/init.d/cron start.

export VISUAL=beaver
and run
crontab -e

added for test purposes :
#run date every minute and log to test.txt
* * * * * /bin/date >> /var/log/test.txt
/etc/init.d/cron restart.

After a couples of minutes I looked for the test.txt file but nothing there.
Run ps -aux | grep cron
and yes the cron is running.Checked my syntax with crontab -l , and yes the cron is there.Whats wrong with my setup?I cant figure out why the cron job wont execute.Need help.

PS  I run DSL 3.1 from a FlashCard.

Posted by jimmit on April 06 2007,04:58
I'm having the same problem...

Running DSL embedded off of a USB stick.  Can't get cron to run the commands no matter what I try.  Is this a known issue?

Here's a line from my crontab

0 21 * * * /home/dsl/

Which is supposed to run screenoff every day at 9PM.
cron is running and crontab -l shows the correct schedule but nothing happens.  

Please help! :)


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