tcgetattr

What does this error imply?

stty: tcgetattr: A specified file does not support the ioctl system call.
[YOU HAVE NEW MAIL]
stty: tcgetattr: A specified file does not support the ioctl system call.
JohnLucaniaAsked:
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sjm_eeCommented:
Where/when do you see this error? I would guess from the "[YOU HAVE NEW MAIL]" that you are seeing it when you login to AIX from a console or via telnet. Do you get this message on one or other or both ways of logging in? It is probably a message being issued by a "stty" command in your own .profile or .kshrc or /etc/profile or something else. What are the contents of these? I would guess that you have an "stty" call which is valid on a console login (via a "tty" device) but not on a telnet login (via a "pty" device).
JohnLucaniaAuthor Commented:
I am seeing this from a cron job for a custom ksh run.  
kingpukkyCommented:
Sandy_itCommented:
If you know the ksh file that the cron job is running, then remove the refrences for stty command from that file. A cron job which is non interactive doesn't require any terminal (tty) related commands. It would have been placed there for some testing and all but you can remove them if there's no impact.

Rgds
-Sandy

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