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#1 2006-11-12 06:18:36

marxav
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From: Gatineau, PQ, Canada
Registered: 2006-09-24
Posts: 386

crontab -e, Save problem (updated)[Solved]

I am experiencing a weird problem when I want to edit my crontab.  I use vi to edit it.  Say I have this entry :

30 23 * * *     /home/marst/bin/rsync_to_iguane

Which I want to change to :

30 23 * * *     /home/marst/bin/rsync_gecko

After I'm  done, I do :wq and I get the message : unable to create /var/spool/cron/marst.new: File exists

What's wrong :?:  I never had this before.

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#2 2006-11-12 12:37:16

patroclo7
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From: Bassano del Grappa, ITALY
Registered: 2006-01-11
Posts: 913

Re: crontab -e, Save problem (updated)[Solved]

I would suspect that, in a previous occasion, the editing of your crontab was suddenly interrupted. Can you try to simply remove /var/spool/cron/marst.new ?


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#3 2006-11-12 21:30:31

T-Dawg
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From: Wilmington, NC
Registered: 2005-01-29
Posts: 2,734

Re: crontab -e, Save problem (updated)[Solved]

you're supposed to use crontab -e to edit the crontab. It should bring it up in vim.

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#4 2006-11-12 23:16:15

marxav
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From: Gatineau, PQ, Canada
Registered: 2006-09-24
Posts: 386

Re: crontab -e, Save problem (updated)[Solved]

Yes, I said vi, but I meant crontab -e.

For some reason, it is now working.  Yesterday, every time I deleted marst.new, it would come back.  Earlier today, it worked... Go figure. roll

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