Can't redirect cron output

Todd Deshane deshantm at
Sun Oct 26 22:28:09 UTC 2008

On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 6:14 PM, Michael Hipp <Michael at> wrote:
> 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?

This explains the rationale in general:


Todd Deshane

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