Joined: Sep. 2006
||Posted: Dec. 04 2006,20:13
Just in case anyone is looking for answers on using the cron job. This is what I found out that made the cron job working on my installation.
1. create the cron.allow under /etc/ with user id dsl in it helps. Even though in therory you don't need to do it if both cron.allow and cron.deny were not exist;
2. Even though in theory that cron deamon wakes up every minute, checks the crontab, and runs any job if needed, but at least in my PC ( a rather quite slow one 100 MHz with 16MB), it needs a few minutes to make the crontab changes into effect. In my test, I always setup the test job to run on next minute to run and it never did. Wasted a lot of my time. Once i setup the test job to run in next 5 minutes, it worked well.
Hope this will help someone else save a few minutes.
This forum has been great help, thank you!