Can't redirect cron output

Michael Hipp Michael at
Sun Oct 26 22:14:24 UTC 2008

Onno Benschop wrote:
> On 27/10/08 05:27, Michael Hipp wrote:
>> I've been using this for some years with no problems until Gutsy.
>> What am I missing?
> Different shell? There was a transition from sh to dash

You're probably correct. I didn't realize dash would be the shell of choice for 
things like cron. Now I notice that a user I just created was given 'sh' which 
really means dash, and boy does it seem sparse.

Is there a big reason not to repoint /bin/sh to bash?


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