Re: Trouble with cron
On Thu, 2006-10-12 at 10:58 -0500, cothrige wrote:
> I am a Debian newb, coming from Slackware, and am trying to set up a
> cronjob as a user. In other systems all I did was crontab -e and then
> added the job. After if I ran crontab -l it was listed right there
> ready to go. However, this is not working in Debian. Cron is
> installed and running, but when I enter the command and save it
> crontab -l lists nothing at all, and nothing runs. Is there some step
> I am overlooking? I have never had to do otherwise before, and have
> tried reading online for Debian specific tips, but so far everything
> comes back the same as I would expect. But, still, no cronjob.
> Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
I've no idea which version of Debian you're using but on my "stable"
Linux ratty 2.6.8-3-686-smp #1 SMP Sat Jul 15 08:52:57 UTC 2006 i686
I've been using (as a normal user) 'crontab' for a few years and the
edit and list functions do exactly as you say/expect.
$ dpkg -l | grep cron
ii cron 3.0pl1-86 management of regular background