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crontab gets trashed with comment lines

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by phrank, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. phrank

    phrank Guest


    I am developing a calendar web app and therefore I need to add cron jobs to the crontab of user wwwrun. The cron jobs are added without any problem.

    Unfortunately the crontab of wwwrun now get trashed with comment lines like

    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE - edit the master and reinstall.
    # (crontab.wwwrun installed on Fri Apr 18 01:46:25 2008)
    # (Cron version V5.0 -- $Id: crontab.c,v 1.12 2004/01/23 18:56:42 vixie Exp $)

    At the moment there are 393225 of them.

    Could anyone give me a hint how I get rid of those lines? I am quite sure that they are not caused by my web app, because my test users added only two jobs as yet.

    If I do a

    crontab -u wwwrun crontab.wwwrun

    Everything works for the moment. But after a while the crontab is trashed with comments again!!!


  2. phrank

    phrank Guest



    actually it was my web app that littered the crontab.:eek: