Running cron under sudo
brian.mckee at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 16:50:02 BST 2008
On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 11:38 AM, Homer <fsunoles at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ubuntu Server 8.04
> I can get cron to work as a regular user, but not sudo. For example:
> 23 8 * * * cp /root/test /root/test1
> will not run under sudo, but a similar cron will run as a regular user.
> 23 8 * * * cp /home/user/test /home/user/test1
> I'm entering sudo's cron with "sudo crontab -e"
Try sudo su - and then crontab -e or sudo crontab -u root -e
>From the man page
> If the -u option is given, it specifies the name of the user
> whose crontab is to be tweaked. If this option is not given, crontab examines
> "your" crontab, i.e., the crontab of the person executing the command.
> Note that su(8) can confuse crontab and that if you are running inside of su(8)
> you should always use the -u option for safety's sake.
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