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Re: Cron message puzzle



On Monday 29 January 2007 17:19, T. Horsnell wrote:
> >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...)
>
I didn't, this morning, but it could have been overlooked, because I found one 
a short while ago for 16:30.

Anne

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