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Re: Cron message puzzle



>On Sunday 28 January 2007 23:19, Cameron Simpson wrote:
>> On 26Jan2007 19:25, Anne Wilson <cannewilson tiscali co uk> wrote:
>> | Unfortunately that has only partially solved the problem.  I'm now
>> | getting logwatch messages, but no cron ones.  There is a small backup job
>> | due to run twice daily, and I haven't seen any message for it yet.  The
>> | job clearly ran this afternoon, as I can see files on the backup drive
>> | that were not created until this morning.
>>
>> Are they being delivered to the machine itself instead? I have noticed that
>> some jobs deliver to root localhost or some icky variant like that, and
>> some do not. Annoying.
>>
>> Is there a /var/log/maillog file tracing mail delivery? (Possibly
>> another syslog file.)
>
>Hi, Cameron.  I can't understand what's happening.  I have been through every 
>logfile that might have the remotest connection with this, and can find no 
>sign of the messages.  For that matter, I can find no sign that the cron job 
>has actually run today - except that files created as late as 11:40 today are 
>on the backup disk.
>
>I'm totally foxed!

Anne, do you see anything relevant in /var/log/cron?
(Sorry if this has already been covered...)

Cheers,
Terry.


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