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# 8  
Old 10-09-2007
Which editor you use to modify cronjob ?
If you use edit , sometime it works weird as if wrote to file but it doesn't.
I recommend that;

EDITOR=vi
export EDITOR
crontab -e

go with vi...and modify and save...
# 9  
Old 10-09-2007
Many Thanks To All Of Ya'll!

To Everyone Who Answered This Thread,

This ended up being the solution:

Instead of editing the crontab file /var/spool/cron/crontabs/sys using the command crontab -e sys, the problem was fixed when I edited the file directly using vi as user root. I know this sounds illogical, especially considering the fact that crontab -e sys is the "clean" way to do a crontab file edit, but hey...that's what works!

Also, I wanted to thank each and everyone of you for giving me some of your valuable time by posting to this thread. One of the things that I have found to be true in these forums is that, oftentimes, there is no single posting that adequately answers a problem/question. But rather, it is the collective accumulation of a bunch of good, close answers that most often leads to a workable solution.

Thanks again guys (and ladies). Ya'll are the best and it is through your unselfish efforts is what makes the forums a success!

Rob Sandifer

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