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Bug 154575 - crontab truncates file names greater than 100 characters.
Summary: crontab truncates file names greater than 100 characters.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: vixie-cron
Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jason Vas Dias
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
Blocks: 161600 163885
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-12 19:20 UTC by John Howe
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005:0117
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-05-01 17:45:45 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description John Howe 2005-04-12 19:20:40 UTC
Description of problem:

crontab truncates file names greater than 100 characters.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create directory structure greater than 90 characters, for example: 'mkdir -p
2. Clone root crontab into new directory: 'crontab -l >
3. Attempt to install newly cloned crontab: 'crontab

Actual results:

crontab reports file not found: 

# crontab

No such file or directory

Expected results:

crontab accepts filenames greater than 100 characters.

Additional info:

In Red Hat Enterprise 4.0, this issue exists, however, crontab reports that the
filename is too long.

# crontab

crontab: usage error: filename too long

Though it doesn't say how long by.

Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2005-04-13 14:30:51 UTC
I will remedy this in the next version.

Meanwhile, an easy workaround is:

# crontab < \

Comment 2 Jason Vas Dias 2005-04-15 13:29:43 UTC
This is now fixed with vixie-cron-4.1-6_EL3, which should be in 
RHEL-3-U6, but which meanwhile can be downloaded from:

Comment 4 Jason Vas Dias 2005-10-14 15:33:50 UTC
This bug is fixed with vixie-cron-4.1-8_EL3, available from:
and should be considered for inclusion in RHEL-3-U7 .

Comment 7 Jason Vas Dias 2006-05-01 17:45:45 UTC
Fixed with vixie-cron-4.1-10.EL3, currently in RHEL-3-U7 with errata

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