[CentOS] crontab for nobody

Stephen Harris lists at spuddy.org
Sun Jul 20 20:23:52 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 07:18:05PM +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Sunday 20 July 2008 17:44:23 Bill Campbell wrote:

> > Does anything show up with ``find /var/spool/cron -type f''?
> >
> /var/spool/cron/apache
> /var/spool/cron/rpc
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Wow, looks like somebody or something has created crontab entries for
every user on your machine.  That's wrong.  Typically, out of the box,
there are no entries.

What does
  find /var/spool/cron -type f ! -size 0

Hopefully it will be nothing.

This can be used to delete all the zero length entries:
  find /var/spool/cron -type f -size 0 -exec rm {} \;

Now this is a cleanup of the problem, but it doesn't explain _how_ those
entries were created in the first place.  Are you using some form of
automated admin interface?



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