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Re: nother problem I can't access my crontab, no perms




On Monday 20 May 2019 02:21:20 pm Étienne Mollier wrote:

> Good Day Gene,
>
> On coyote, /var/spool/cron contained:
> > drwx-wx--T  2 root   systemd-timesync 4096 Mar 31 09:15 crontabs
>
>          ^^^
> You can't go through this "crontab" directory if you are not
> root, or a member of the group systemd-timesync.  That includes
> that you can't read any file below, even if it is attributed to
> you.
>
> I would tend to believe that execution of "crontab" related
> commands will benefit from the proper UIDs when operating.  On
> my machine, at the same working directory, I have:
>
> 	$ sudo ls -lR
> 	.:
> 	total 0
> 	drwx-wx--T 2 root crontab 21 Feb 28 22:49 crontabs
>
> 	./crontabs:
> 	total 4
> 	-rw------- 1 user crontab 381 Feb 28 22:49 user
>
> It would seem that your restore attempt conserved UIDs, but
> crontab's former UID has become systemd-timesyncd one.  Perhaps
> a well placed `chgrp -R crontab crontabs/` will do?
>
> Kind Regards,

Absolutely spot on,  Étienne Mollier, thank you very much.  Now cron has 
about 2 weeks work to catch up on. :)

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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