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Hi when I use the command

crontab -e

to set up cron, the commands get triggered (according to syslog) but nothing happens. Also if I run sudo crontab -e.

The only way to actually get cron working is to manually etc

/etc/crontab

I'm confused, since syslog gives me the same output for both methods. Any ideas for tracing down this bug? Thanks a lot!

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Please post your crontab entry and if it's calling a script, post it, too. By the way, what you're experiencing would probably not be referred to as a "bug", technically speaking. –  Dennis Williamson Mar 29 '10 at 1:04
    
OS/distro/version might help too. Also check permissions of /usr/lib/cron/tabs or wherever your cron(8) looks for user tabs. –  Spiff Mar 29 '10 at 1:14
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Also note that /etc/crontab and the crontab -e crontabs usually have different formats (with /etc/crontab having a user field that's not present in the per-user crontabs). –  coneslayer Mar 29 '10 at 1:25
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are you trying to run a command that needs to run with root permission? –  DaveParillo Mar 29 '10 at 4:50
    
i'm with this problem too... –  caarlos0 Jun 6 '12 at 18:06

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