[CentOS] crontab for nobody

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 21 07:45:25 UTC 2008


On Sunday 20 July 2008 22:31:22 John Horne wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-07-20 at 22:04 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Sunday 20 July 2008 21:23:52 Stephen Harris wrote:
> > > What does
> > >   find /var/spool/cron -type f ! -size 0
> > > show?
> >
> > Does that mean 'not = size 0'?
>
> Yes.
>
> > I can't think of anything that explains this.  I have a 6-month-old
> > CentOS 5.2 install, with nothing out of the ordinary, as far as I can
> > recall.
>
> Your previous message showed:
>
>    -rw------- 1 root root 0 Jul  7 16:07 /var/spool/cron/nobody
>
> This will be the last modification date/time, and possibly the creation
> date/time if the file was not modified at all. So something around July
> 7 presumably caused it. If you have the old /var/log/messages files from
> around that date, then looking through those might show something. As
> might a /var/log/yum.log file which could indicate if something was
> automatically installed.
>
>
>
/var/log/yum.log shows nothing between 3rd and 11th June.  

Jun 03 16:04:30 Updated: commoncpp2.i386 1.6.2-1.el5.rf
Jun 11 17:33:22 Updated: clamav-db.i386 0.93.1-1.el5.rf
Jun 11 17:33:28 Updated: clamav.i386 0.93.1-1.el5.rf
Jun 11 17:33:29 Updated: clamd.i386 0.93.1-1.el5.rf

The oldest /var/log/messages only goes back to June 22.

Anne
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