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Expert crontab help needed

my cron jobs are running, but I can't see them...



10:20 am on Feb 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I've got a few scheduled jobs listed in my crontab, which have been running happily for years. Many times I have checked them out using:

crontab -l

and edited them using:

crontab -e

However, when I tried to make some changes today, I entered the edit command but I was presented with an empty file. I exited without saving and tried to view the crontab.

The crontab -l command results in the following:
crontab: can't open your crontab file.

I've checked in cron.deny and this is empty and there is no cron.allow, and I'm logged in as the same user as normal.

Now the weird thing is, my cron jobs are still running.

How do I get to edit them?


1:45 pm on Feb 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It sounds a bit like you have two different cron packages installed, with different ideas about where the files are placed. You're running the cron-daemon from one package, but using the crontab program from the other.

Just a guess.



7:05 pm on Feb 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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rpking, did you sort this out?

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