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  1. #1
    ps09973 NNTP User

    Default crontab Hangs While Trying to Save


    I'm currently running SLES9 and having a problem while trying to save my
    crontab. As root, I do the usual "crontab -e" make my changes and then
    try to save with either ctrl ZZ or wq! I then get the message "crontab:
    Installing new Crontab" and then it just hangs and never returns to the
    prompt.

    Any ideas are appreciated.

    regards


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    swerdna NNTP User

    Default Re: crontab Hangs While Trying to Save


    The last line in the crontab file must be a blank line. Is it a blank
    line?


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    ps09973 NNTP User

    Default Re: crontab Hangs While Trying to Save


    Yes, same thing happens. I also noticed that there are a lot of
    /USR/SBIN/CRON processes when I ps -ef.

    Any other ideas?


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  4. #4
    swerdna NNTP User

    Default Re: crontab Hangs While Trying to Save


    ps09973;1934069 Wrote:
    > Yes, same thing happens. I also noticed that there are a lot of
    > /USR/SBIN/CRON processes when I ps -ef.
    >
    > Any other ideas?

    No, this is beyond me.


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    Tilman Schmidt NNTP User

    Default Re: crontab Hangs While Trying to Save

    ps09973 schrieb:
    > I'm currently running SLES9 and having a problem while trying to save my
    > crontab. As root, I do the usual "crontab -e" make my changes and then
    > try to save with either ctrl ZZ or wq! I then get the message "crontab:
    > Installing new Crontab" and then it just hangs and never returns to the
    > prompt.
    >
    > Any ideas are appreciated.


    Try looking at the hanging session from a different window/console/ssh
    session with ps and lsof to see which operation is stalling.

    HTH
    T.

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