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I had a cron job setup that I cleared using cron -r last night.

This morning I tried to enable it again and get this error each time:

cron: can't lock /var/run/, otherpid may be 3759: Resource temporarily unavailable

I have tried rebooting and it didn't help. OS = Debian.

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Please paste the output of these here: ls -alrth /var/run/ ls -alrth /var/ – Istvan Oct 17 '09 at 23:52
So you have found the problem.... – Istvan Oct 18 '09 at 15:25

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I was making a dumb error. I should be using crontab command instead of cron.

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