Re: Crontab doesn't run jobs

Jean-David Beyer ha scritto:

ls -l /var/spool/cron returns:

drwxrwx--T 2 daemon daemon 24 2008-11-30 16:07 atjobs
drwxrwx--T 2 daemon daemon 8 2008-11-29 19:36 atspool
drwx-wx--T 2 root crontab 4096 2008-12-01 00:45 crontabs

See, on my machine (RHEL 5), /var/spool contains only a file for each user that has an individual crontab. Thus, it appears as follows:

# ls -l cron
total 4
-rw------- 1 jdbeyer root 488 Nov 17 2007 jdbeyer

/var/spool/at/spool would contain the at jobs (I have none).

Your distro must keep them in different places. I infer yours keeps at jobs in atjobs, cron jobs in crontabs, etc. So my revised question is, what is in /var/spool/cron/crontabs ?

there is just the root file containing exactly what i put into it.

my distro is debian etch.

i'm starting to think about any cron alternative for this computer :(