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Old 06-29-2009
mac4rfree mac4rfree is offline
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crontab issue

Hi Guys,

I am having a prob with crontab..
When i enter "crontab -e", i am getting an message "History file has no read permission. [Press return to continue]"

And my crontab is not executed (means the script is not called).

What is the problem. can anybody help me..

Thanks for the help in advance..

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Old 06-29-2009
nj78 nj78 is offline
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Maybe a problem with the user, this post:
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Old 06-30-2009
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otheus otheus is offline Forum Advisor  
Two separate problems. It's entirely possible your account was never correctly set up... like a rookie admin simply created an entry in your passwd file a your home directory. Your home directory should be owned and writable by you:
$ ls -ld $HOME
drwxr-xr-x 41 otheus otheus 4096 Jun 30 11:26 /home/otheus

As far as the ocrontab not being executed, that might also be because the script is not properly being installed, but you might not be able to see that as a normal user. You can try:
ls -l /var/spool/cron/$USER

If that doesn't work, try it as root.
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