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RE: another cron problem - permission denied
- From: "Ralf Habacker" <Ralf dot Habacker at freenet dot de>
- To: "cygwin" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 09:43:01 +0200
- Subject: RE: another cron problem - permission denied
> Which version of cron are you running?
> At least part of the problem is the permission of the files in
> 1. Please read /usr/doc/Cygwin/cron.README, in particular:
> >Add a postinstall script which creates the /var/cron and /var/cron/tabs
> >directories appropriately.
file is there
> >Crontab now changes group membership to be SYSTEM on the crontab
> >files and sets the permissions to 640. That should allow cron
> >to work immediately with the crontab files created by crontab.
> >Note that this requires that /etc/group has been created and
> >contains the default SYSTEM entry, gid 18. DON'T CHANGE THAT!
> 2. You should have a file named 'cron.sh.done' in the directory
> You might try removing your /var/cron directory tree and then running
> that file/script. If you don't have it, here is a copy
This seems all okay. So I tried to delete the current cygwin installation
(removing the cygwin base dir)
and recogniced, that I can't delete the file in /var/cron because the owner is
I tried to change the access rights and then could delete the tmp files in
/var/cron/tabs, but I'm unable to delete the /var/cron/tabs folder, because I 'm
not allowed to change (1) the owner and (2) am not allowed to change access
rights (allowed only to view the rights )
Any idea how to fix this ?
BTW: It's an NT 4.09 SP6 Workstation
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