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  • /usr/bin/crontab permissions are wrong (6755)

    Hello Freinds,

    Sometime while adding a cron job from cPanel, you may see an error message as

    /usr/bin/crontab permissions are wrong (6755). Please set to 4755.

    This is because the “crontab” executable have incorrect permissions as per the error message. The permissions of /usr/bin/crontab should be 4755.

    You can check the permission using the below command :

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    ls -la /usr/bin/crontab
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    In order to set the correct permissions, you can ssh to the server as user ‘root’ and use the the ‘chmod’ command :

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    chmod 4755 /usr/bin/crontab
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    OR
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    chmod u+s /usr/bin/crontab
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    Once the permissions are corrected, you will be able to add the cronjobs from cPanel.

    Regards,

    Nelson S
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