Re: Help with cron settings?
On Sat, 18 Nov 2000, sc wrote:
> I'm having troubles getting my backups automated. I set up a file "test"
> in the cron.d directory with the settings...
> 5,10,15 * * * sunkcost /bin/tar -cf /home/sunkcost/test.tar
> I thought that cron was supposed to check through its crontab and related
> files every minute or so, but nothing happens. I tried restarting cron
> manually, root as the user, and editing crontab directly, but no dice.
> I'm probably missing something really obvious for what seems like a
> straightforward setup, but I'm stuck. Can somebody give me some help
You're supposed to use the crontab command to modify cron
settings. Updating files by hand won't work.
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