cygwin--maker of madness.
Posted on 2003-03-10
This is a set of deperation questions.
It's even worse because I know ALL the answers are easy.
I'm pretty much a UNIX novice. But I can do the basics on the server.
I was told about and downloaded the latest version cgywin.
I have been able to execute some commands and move about just fine.
But I want to make a cron...can't figure how to get started and all the help I could find on line was how to edit 'em and stuff. I CAN'T MAKE ONE TO EDIT.
I can't execute a shell (program). I have them in the root directory (and several others) and I just get a "command not found"-type message when I type in the name.
Not sure if I need to run from some place particular, or a specific mode (I did "chmod" the file).
Need to know WHAT I need to know about administrator, or superusers to the extent that I need stuff to work on my PC (I'm the only user)
As I said I've USED UNIX before, I never ran the OS or the system behind it.
Help...you can see I need it.