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[ale] Cron for re-boot



Does Cron need access to the shutdown command??    Just
thinking?   I know on my machine a normal user can't do  a
shutdown.

Adrin


-----Original Message-----
From: Geoffrey [mailto:esoteric at 3times25.net]
To: ale at ale.org
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 8:21 AM
To: sangell at nan.net
Cc: Atlanta Linux User Group (E-mail)
Subject: Re: [ale] Cron for re-boot

Well, I give up. :(  I changed my cron entry and logged out,
the machine
still rebooted.  The only think I could figure is that cron
is not being
notified, or cron is not running.

Geoffrey wrote:
> How did you add the entries to the cron file?  Did you
edit it by hand,
> or use 'crontab -e?'  If you edit it by hand, you have to
'tell cron' to
> reread the crontab file.  I always use crontab -e which
notifies cron
> for you.  What we used to do is edit the file, kill and
restart cron.
>
> By the way, I successfully rebooted my box here with:
>
> 25 8 * * * /sbin/shutdown -r now > /tmp/reboot.out
2>/tmp/reboot.err
>
> No quotes, just like this.
>
> This is a P166, running RH 7.2
>
> James P. Kinney III wrote:
>
>> I think it's croaking on the flags to shutdown. Try
putting it all in
>> quotes. Or, make a shell script that calls the command
and call that
>> from cron.
>>
>> On Fri, 2002-03-01 at 07:17, sangell at nan.net wrote:
>>
>>> I am trying to set a cron job to reboot a server on the
15th of each
>>> month
>>> at 3:00am. I have tried:
>>>
>>> * * 15 * * exec /sbin/shutdown -r now
>>> and
>>> * * 15 * * /sbin/shutdown -r now
>>> and
>>> * * 15 * * shutdown -r now
>>>
>>> all in /var/spool/cron/root
>>>
>>> None work. I even tried using webmin to add the job but
no success.
>>> Now the
>>> funny thing is in while in webmin, I click "Run Now"
and the system
>>> reboots with the "exec /sbin/shutdown -r now" but no
matter how I set
>>> the
>>> time for the job to run it will not restart via cron. I
do have 3 other
>>> jobs that run every night which are successful. I am at
a loss. Any
>>> ideas?
>>>
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