why do i get the message
cron aborted: cannot start cron; FIFO exists
every time i submit a job in cron?
what do i need to do for me to use cron?
ill be using cron to automate the export of our database..
tnx a lot..
have few desires. LAO TZU
check the file /usr/lib/cron/cron.allow
to no about permission on cron
for the user or use root user
Also, make sure the user who set up the cron job is the user who wrote the script if you use script. This will introduce less problem.
There is a file named "FIFO" in your unix box which is preventing cron from starting up. Did you have an abnormal shutdown ?
To solve, do a find for the FIFO file e.g.
$ find / -name FIFO -print
In my HP box it's in /var/adm/cron/FIFO. It will be in a similar directory. Delete that file and restart cron.
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