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Authored by: gmackenz on Nov 14, '03 06:54:04PM

Modifying a cron job is much safer than modifying system files or doing crazy things like I did once, where I compiled my own version of tcsh on my work solaris server once and set it up to use that spanky-fine tcsh as the default shell for all users (including root). Clever me, no?

A year later I upgraded the Solaris OS and the compiled tcsh was either removed accidently or was incompatible. Needless to say I could no longer log in remotely or locally after a system reboot. It took me and the system adminstrators a day or so to figure out what a bad boy I had been :(


Make changes to your local environmentals and don't monkey with system files/settings!

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Authored by: bluehz on Nov 14, '03 08:48:39PM

Does anyone else ever see the "The locate db is over 8 days old" msg when using locate. I like to use locate - but it seems the db is not being updated. I leave my machine on 24/7 so I know the crontasks are running - but it always says "over 8 days old"

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Authored by: cilly on Nov 15, '03 07:23:45AM

I guess you did an upgrade install? :-)


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