Your crontab file has an error in it

Your crontab file has an error in it

Post by eric leun » Fri, 15 Mar 2002 01:21:39



HI all

What is " Your crontab file has an error in it "? This error come from cron job.

Eric, 3/14
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Your crontab file has an error in it

Post by eric leun » Wed, 13 Mar 2002 23:24:33


Something , I will receive following error from Solaris crontab job,what is "Your crontab file has an error in it" ?

Suject : Your crontab file has an error in it

     unexpected end of line
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Your crontab file has an error in it

Post by Barry Margoli » Fri, 15 Mar 2002 01:50:07




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>Something , I will receive following error from Solaris crontab job,what
>is "Your crontab file has an error in it" ?

>Suject : Your crontab file has an error in it

>     unexpected end of line
>This entry has been ignored.

There's a mistake in your shell command syntax that results in an
incomplete command.

Does your crontab line have any '%' characters in it?  Those are translated
to newlines by cron (see "man crontab"), in order to allow you to supply
stdin data to the command.

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Your crontab file has an error in it

Post by Philip Bro » Fri, 15 Mar 2002 18:50:06



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1. crontab entries generate error message; problem with ownership of crontab file?

Hello:

For each line in my crontab file I get the following error message

        limit: coredumpsize: Can't set limit

and the entry doesn't execute.  

This happens to my user account's crontab, but not to root's.  Somehow
cron doesn't understand the command 'limit coredumpsize 1000000' in
/etc/csh.cshrc under these circumstances.

I've disovered that the problem goes away if I change the owner of
/var/spool/cron/alan to alan.alan instead of root.alan but eventually
ownership reverts back to root.alan.  Presumably cron is changing
ownership for security reasons(?).  I need more documentation on how
crontab works vis-vis crontab file ownership/permission.  Everything
worked fine for months until a few weeks ago.  Some package I updated?

FWIW:  Linux 2.0.35 (Red Hat 5.1)


Thanks much,
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