If you dont have sendmail
you may have exim
in which case create a link - ln -s /bin/exim /usr/lib/sendmail
also if you have exim create the link ln -s /usr/sbin/ssmtp /usr/lib/sendmail
these are needed as cron tries to mail the results
so you need a working email system

Cheers

Will Renkel

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nobody@nowhere.com (Will Renkel) wrote:
>From what you wrote it is all set to run.
>If cron is indeed running then it should trigger it
>Abiut the warning message
>it is just that - a warning
>if you use crontab -e, -l etc
>you are just fine.
>If you want too see raw data - ck /var/cron/tabs
>assuming you are using the cron that comes with Cygwin - vixie cron
>
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> Will Renkel
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>cxbest2004@yahoo.com wrote:
> >Hi everyone,
> >
> >Don't know if it is the right place to post, please kindly direct me
> >to the right group if it is not proper here.
> >
> >I intend to run a cron job on Cygwin. The Cygwin runs on WinXP.
> >
> >I checked the Windows service list and found cron service is started.
> >
> >I use "crontab -e" to set up the following task,
> >
> >30 * * * * /cygwin/d/expect scriptname.exp
> >
> >I checked "crontab -l". It shows:
> >
> ># DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE - edit the master and reinstall.
> ># (/tmp/crontab.5352 installed on Mon Mar 26 12:21:31 2007)
> ># (Cron version -- $Id: crontab.c,v 1.8 2004/12/21 16:14:41 corinna
> >Exp $)
> >30 * * * * /cygwin/d/expect scriptname.exp
> >
> >I suspect it is the priviledge problem, so I type "crontab -u {myWinXP
> >login ID} -e" and it shows:
> >
> >must be privileged to use -u
> >
> >Anyone knows that is the problem? Thanks in advance.
> >