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Re: Pesky here-document warnings

From: Mun
Subject: Re: Pesky here-document warnings
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 11:46:48 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hi Greg,

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 05:28 AM PST, Greg Wooledge wrote:
GW> On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 03:13:13PM -0800, Mun wrote:
GW> > That's just it, I don't have any cron scripts that use here-documents.
GW> at jobs.

I don't have any 'at' jobs (that I know of).

GW> > Most of my cron jobs are fairly trivial scripts less than 100 lines long.
GW> Not cron.  (Unless RHEL's cron spits out emails that look like at's?  I've
GW> never seen a job ID number in a cron email.)
GW> > I'm running on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 system, and my guess is
GW> > that the system is running something on my behalf.  But I don't know
GW> > what.
GW>     List scheduled jobs:
GW>       at -l [job-id ...]
GW>       at -l -q queue
GW> On Debian:
GW>        atq [-V] [-q queue]

I ran atq as myself as well as root an nothing showed up.  So now I'm
wondering what can possible create an at job on the fly.

GW> > At first I was able to ignore the messages because I could not detect
GW> > any anomalies.  But now I've reached my threshold where the messages
GW> > (sometimes up to about ten in a day) are starting to annoy me.
GW> Then you should have about 10 intervals per day to find a scheduled job.
GW> (Hint: do it as whoever's receiving the e-mail.)

Maybe I'll have to kick off a cron job to run atq until I can figure out
the culprit.

GW> You could also try to find the place on disk where the at jobs live.
GW> It might be /var/spool/at (RH 5.2) or /var/spool/cron/atjobs (Debian 5.0,
GW> HP-UX 10.20), or somewhere else entirely.

Looked there; directory is empty.

Thanks for the excellent suggestions.


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