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Re: crontab problem ?

On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 09:53:35PM +0200, Dominique Deleris wrote:
> I want to run a script, using the crontab facilites in debian : I
> have created a symbolic link to my administrative script in
> /etc/cron.weekly, but it seems to me that it is never triggered.
> Here is the ls for the symlink in /etc/cron.daily:
> lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root
> Here is the same information for the script itself, located in
> ~/bin of my normal user account:
> -rwxr--r--    1 dod      dod

I do not know the answer.  Here is something you may want to try/read.

Script in crontab.weekly are run by root while your script has execution
bit only for dod.  I will make it 755 file and see what happens.

But I do not understand why you want to run script in user account by
root.  If script is for root put it in /etc/cron.daily and set file to
755 root:root just like other file.

If this is user script, then you need to read man 5 crontab and man 1
crontab.  Basically set file crontab and run crontab. See also
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