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INN FAQ Part 7

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Subject: (7.3) Suddenly my active and history files are owned by root!

rc.news runs from root. After that, everything else should run as
news. It sounds like you've run news.daily as root by mistake. Make
sure all your cron jobs run as news and you'll be fine.

If you have an old "cron" system, you might consider replacing yours
with one of the many public domain replacements. If you can't create
a different "crontab" for each user, the idiom is:

0 * * * * * su news -c '/do/this/as/news'


[Source: INN FAQ Part 7 Archive-name: usenet/software/inn-faq/part7]
[Last Changed: $Date: 1997/09/16 01:25:57 $ $Revision: 2.25 $]
[Copyright: 1997 Heiko Rupp, portions by Tom Limoncelli, Rich Salz, et al.]