crond: (root) BAD FILE MODE
November 27, 2015

crond: (root) BAD FILE MODE

Posted on November 27, 2015  •  1 minutes  • 73 words  •  Suggest Changes

cron is not working. You would see this error in /var/log/cron-* or /var/log/cron or in some configurations /var/log/messages. Its panic time!

Just kidding, bad file mode is just permissions.  You fix it with :

chmod 0644 /etc/cron.d/your.cron

Also a common one is WRONG FILE OWNER again rather straight forward :

chown root.root /etc/cron.d/your.cron

Note that you need root to be the owner, even tho you can execute it as a non root user.




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