Subject: Re: set-uid scripts
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: David Forbes <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/01/1999 21:54:05
> because of the way that sh parses the command line, so stderr would
> get redirected to the same place as stdout (cron's pipe) and then
> stdout would get redirected to /dev/null.  so change that to 
>    @reboot <path-to-script>/<my-script> >/dev/null 2>&1
> and stdout will get sent to /dev/null, and then stderr will get sent
> to the same place.

Fantastic...that worked a treat!  (Although I do feel a bit silly...)