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[ale] Cron for re-boot



I assume he's using the root cron, which would be executed with root 
privledges.

Adrin wrote:
> 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]
> 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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> 
> 
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