Re: new crontab file is missing newline before EOF, can't install.


Charlie Wa2gug
 

Dave,
Thanks. I was missing the return in the custom.crons.

Fixed :-)


Charlie wa2gug
ARRL FIELD INSTRUCTOR, VE



-------- Original message --------
From David Cameron - IRLP <dcameron@...>
Date: 01/10/2020 12:25 (GMT-05:00)
To IRLP@irlp.groups.io
Cc k9dc <Dave@...>
Subject Re: [IRLP] new crontab file is missing newline before EOF, can't install.


The problem is likely any custom crontabs you have added in
/home/irlp/custom/custom.crons.

You may have made the file on a windows machine, and then moved it to
Linux. That will cause weird characters to exist in it.

Google the program dos2unix for more info on a converter you can use.

Dave Cameron
VE7LTD

On 2020-01-10 09:10, k9dc wrote:
> What file are you looking at and how are you looking at it?  It should
> just be text.
>
> 'crontab -l’ to list it; ‘crontab -e’ to edit
>
> -k9dc
>
>
>> On Jan 10, 2020, at 11:58, Charlie Wa2gug <wa2gug@...> wrote:
>>
>> Dave thanks for reply. I tried looking at the file with an editor. It
>> is unreadable.  To me it looks curopt.
>> Can it be regenerated?
>>
>>
>> Charlie wa2gug
>> ARRL FIELD INSTRUCTOR, VE
>>
>>
>>
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From k9dc <Dave@...>
>> Date: 01/10/2020 11:19 (GMT-05:00)
>> To IRLP@irlp.groups.io
>> Subject Re: [IRLP] new crontab file is missing newline before EOF,
>> can't install.
>>
>>
>>
>> Not worth re-installing over. The error message you received is pretty
>> clear what the problem is.
>>
>> > new crontab file is missing newline before EOF, can't install.
>>
>> Simply make sure the last character in the file is a NEWLINE, aka a
>> <return> or <enter>.  The crontab file must end with <return> <EOF>.
>> If there is anything other than a <return> at the end of that file, it
>> will be rejected by the OS.
>>
>> -k9dc
>>
>
>
>




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