[CentOS] cron mystery

Robert Nichols rnicholsNOSPAM at comcast.net
Sun Feb 28 22:05:17 UTC 2010


On 02/28/2010 01:00 PM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I've just noticed that cron.daily, etc,
> do not seem to be running on my CentOS-5.4 system.
> The scripts in /etc/cron.d/ all run fine,
> but those in /etc/cron.hourly, etc, seem to be ignored.
>
> I see that according to /var/log/cron
> these commands are seen, eg
>
> Feb 28 18:01:01 helen crond[6680]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
>
> but none of the scripts in this directory
> seem to be touched.
> I've tried running them by hand, and this seems to work fine.
>
> Is there some problem, or subtlety, about crond under CentOS?

Missing execute permissions on the scripts, perhaps??

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