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Re: [leafnode-list] Fetchnews Won't from Cronjob
On Fri, 28 Jan 2000, Cornelius Krasel wrote:
> Uncle Meat wrote:
> > I'm having a problem with fetchnews running from cron. I can perform the
> > same command manually, but it never runs from the crontab.
> > Here are the entries:
> > 05 19 * * * news /usr/local/sbin/texpire
> > 30 19 * * * news /usr/local/sbin/fetchnews
> ^min ^hour ^day ^month ^weekday
> I am quite surprised about your sixth field. What operating system are
> you using? (Under linux, the sixth field is supposed to contain the
It is, in user's crontab. However, /etc/crontab is different, the sixth
field containing the user. I have texpire and fetchnews in the "news"
user's crontab, but I can't think of any way why putting it into
/etc/crontab should cause any problems.
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