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  1. #1

    Cron error

    I keep getting a cron error stating:

    error: error setting owner of /usr/local/oracle/Transcription/log/processor.log: Operation not permitted.

    I put the command in my /etc/crontab file as such:

    30 4 * * * * easyprod /home/easyprod/EdiXProcessor >> /usr/local/oracle/log/processor.log 2>&1

    The user, easyprod, owns the command, EdiXProcessor and the log file, processor.log

    Does anyone know why this occurs?


  2. #2
    Linux User peteh's Avatar
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    Oct 2006
    Because the user may own the file but not the folder /usr/. You may have to set the cronjob up in a root crontab if this doesn't cause any security issues.

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