Bug 487416 - sosplugin to collect the details on cron including the system and user cron jobs
sosplugin to collect the details on cron including the system and user cron jobs
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sos (Show other bugs)
All Linux
low Severity medium
: rc
: 5.4
Assigned To: Adam Stokes
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Reported: 2009-02-25 16:15 EST by Vimal Kumar
Modified: 2012-11-02 14:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-09-02 03:31:45 EDT
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crontab.py (476 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2009-02-25 16:15 EST, Vimal Kumar
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Description Vimal Kumar 2009-02-25 16:15:00 EST
Created attachment 333234 [details]

A sos plugin to gather the details on the system cron jobs and user specific cron jobs. This could help if there are cron jobs resetting any sort of system configurations, and one would not suspect a cron job in the scenario.

Steps to Reproduce:

a) Create a new file named 'crontab.py' in the sos plugins directory '/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/sos/plugins/'.

b) Add the following content in the file 'crontab.py' :
import sos.plugintools
import os

class crontab(sos.plugintools.PluginBase):
    """ System and User's crontab details
    def setup(self):
        self.collectExtOutput("/usr/bin/crontab -l -u root", suggest_filename = "root_crontab")
        self.collectExtOutput("""for i in `ls /home/`;\
        do echo "User :" $i;/usr/bin/crontab -l -u $i;\
        echo "---------------";done""", suggest_filename = "users_crontab")

c) The above steps will create the sos plugin named 'crontab'. This plugin can be run individually using the command 'sosreport --only-plugins=crontab'. 

d) The collected details are :

 (i) The file under /etc/ starting with 'cron'.
 (ii) Collect the root user's crontab in the file 'sos_commands/crontab/root_crontab'.

 (iv) Collect the individual cron settings of every user under /home and save it under 'sos_commands/crontab/users_crontab'.
Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2009-09-02 03:31:45 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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