Wrong file owner

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Tue Jan 10 14:09:42 UTC 2012

On 01/10/2012 08:56 PM, Frank Murphy wrote:
> My logwatch is giving the following.
> Wrong file owner (/var/spool/cron/frank):
> It's probably happened during uid:gid change.
> Should file be root:root,
> I have it user:root.

An easy way to check for yourself would be to user another user to
create a crontab file with only a comment line.  Or to delete the file
manually and recreate it using crontab -e. 

A little test/experimentation can go a long way....

FYI, on the system here (F16) the file is created as "user:root".

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completely foolproof was to underestimate the ingenuity of complete
fools. -- Douglas Adams in "Mostly Harmless

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