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Re: crontab/mount problem
- From: Larry Hall <lh-no-personal-replies-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: Rekha Belur <rekha_belur at yahoo dot com>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 23:15:05 -0400
- Subject: Re: crontab/mount problem
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At 08:45 PM 9/27/2004, you wrote:
>I have installed the cron. It works fine for all cases
>except while trying to do anything across the mounted
>filesystem. I realize it might be some permission
>problem, not sure what it is. Is the problem because
>the "k" drive is mounted type "user". How can I change
>it to be a system wide mount or do I need to ?
No, you don't.
>Here's the exact problem
>$ crontab -l (my crontab)
># DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE - edit the master and
># (/tmp/crontab.1572 installed on Mon Sep 27 17:10:53
># (Cron version -- $Id: crontab.c,v 1.7 2003/04/15
>15:13:41 corinna Exp $)
>HOME = "/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Sonic"
>* * * * * /usr/bin/touch "$BASE/foo.txt"
>Here's the output of cron.err
>$ cat cron.err
>`/cygdrive/k/rekha/runSonic/foo.txt': No such file or
>NOTE: I can see the contents of cygdrive/k from the
>shell. I only have problems while using the cron. So
>if I excute this command like follows it works
>$ touch /cygdrive/k/rekha/foo.txt
>$ ls -ltr /cygdrive/k/rekha
>-rwxr-xr-x 1 rbelur mkgroup- 12302 Sep 27
>-rw-r--r-- 1 rbelur mkgroup- 0 Sep 27
If you've installed cron as directed, you won't have access to non-publicly
accessible shares. Your options are to make the shares accessible to all
without authentication or run 'cron' as a service under the same user as
owns the crontab. The former opens up your share's permissions
significantly. The latter makes 'cron' usable by only you.
There's plenty in the email archives about all this too if you're looking
for more reading.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
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