[Mailman-Users] cron log looks odd

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Sep 1 19:24:24 CEST 2015

On 09/01/2015 10:00 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:
> I get Mailman job logs that look like this:
> Sep  1 08:00:01 {my_node} CROND[29280]: (mailman) CMD (/usr/bin/python
> -S /usr/local/mailman/cron/checkdbs^M)
> Sep  1 09:00:01 {my_node} CROND[30120]: (mailman) CMD (/usr/bin/python
> -S /usr/local/mailman/cron/disabled^M)
> Sep  1 12:00:01 {my_node} atronus CROND[32514]: (mailman) CMD
> (/usr/bin/python -S /usr/local/mailman/cron/senddigests^M)
> Sep  1 05:00:01 {my-node} CROND[2654]: (mailman) CMD (/usr/bin/python
> -S /usr/local/mailman/cron/mailpasswds^M)
> Where does the '^M' come from, and is it bad that it's there?

It's a <CR>. Your Mailman crontab file is a MS-Dos format file with
<CR><LF> line endings instead of *nix format with <LF> line endings.

If your crons run OK, it's not a real problem, but if it were me, I'd
fix the crontab file.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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