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Operating Systems Solaris How to run CRON JOB IN SOLARIS ZONE ??
# 1  
Old 11-04-2009

Hi I am new to solaris zones...........

I created a zone in solaris and i am trying to add a cron entry to that by

crontab -e but when I enter that command it is just showing 253 number.....

But when I enter crontab -l there are some entries my question is how to add cron entry??

when I do svcs -l cron
fmri svc:/system/cron:default
name clock daemon (cron)
enabled true
state online
next_state none
state_time Tue Oct 27 00:28:45 2009
logfile /var/svc/log/system-cron:default.log
restarter svc:/system/svc/restarter:default
contract_id 150
dependency require_all/none svc:/system/filesystem/local (online)
dependency require_all/none svc:/milestone/name-services (online)

Process :
zlogin <zonename>
crontab -e

So please help me in cron tab entry.....................
# 2  
Old 11-04-2009
This has nothing to do with zones. The crontab command is defaulting to the "ed" editor when the EDITOR variable is not set.

You can use this command:
EDITOR=vi crontab -e

# 3  
Old 11-04-2009
#export EDITOR=vi <---set this in the login profile
#crontab -e (will work now)
# 4  
Old 11-04-2009
Thank you guys problem solved
crontab is working fine Smilie

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