[CentOS] Crontab not working....

Ian mu mu.llamas at gmail.com
Mon Sep 25 15:04:45 UTC 2006


Hiya, thanks again, there's no .vimrc file at all.

:set gives
:set
--- Options ---
  backspace=2         history=50          scroll=11           ttyfast
  fileencodings=ucs-bom,utf-8,latin1
  Hit ENTER or type command to continue

This is exactly the same as in crontab -e (thats what I use to edit anyway
though, so assume it just calls vim), it was also the same problem in nano
when I tried after you mentioned that.

Thanks, Ian

On 9/25/06, Will McDonald <wmcdonald at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 25/09/06, Ian mu <mu.llamas at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hiya, thanks a lot for that Will (sorry spelt name wrong before!), think
> > you're reply has almost got there...
> >
> > If I dos2unix the file it works, if I use vi/m (what I normally use) or
> nano
> > etc, it doesn't work (but will if I then dos2unix it again)?
> >
> > SELinux I think is on permissive/targeted (I'm not too familiar with
> selinux
> > as someone else set it up, but my understanding is that it should allow
> all,
> > but log/audit it?).
> >
> > Looks like thats it, but not sure still why its not saving it correctly?
>
> Sounds like vi/vim's doing something weird to the file on write/save.
> Have you any user specific initialisation in the user whose crontab
> you're editing's $HOME? i.e. If you're setting up the crontab for
> logadmin, whilst logged in *as* logadmin, is there a $HOME/.vimrc file
> or similar?
>
> If you just run vi/vim without passing it any files to edit then do
>
> :set
>
> ... what does that result it? On a vanilla system here with
> vim-enhanced installed and no customisations, running vi I get...
>
> :set
> --- Options ---
> backspace=2         history=50          ttyfast             t_Sf=^[[3%dm
> cscopetag           hlsearch            ttymouse=xterm
> cscopeverbose       ruler               viminfo='20,"50
> helplang=en         scroll=11           t_Sb=^[[4%dm
> cscopeprg=/usr/bin/cscope
> fileencodings=utf-8,latin1
> Hit ENTER or type command to continue
>
> Compare that to what you get by default and what you get when you run
> crontab -e. If I run crontab -e then examine vi's environment it's
> just...
>
> :set
> --- Options ---
> backspace=2         history=50          scroll=11           ttyfast
> fileencoding=utf-8
> fileencodings=ucs-bom,utf-8,latin1
> Hit ENTER or type command to continue
>
>
> Will.
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