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11:26am Thu 1st Sep, Simon E.

Hi The project states that we need to report errors occurring in the crontab/estimates file. Does this error message need to include information such as "Invalid month on line X of crontab file", or can it just say "Error detected in crontab file"? Thanks


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2:44pm Thu 1st Sep, Christopher M.

"Simon Eason" <23*8*4*[email protected]*u*e*t*u*a*e*u*a*> wrote:
> The project states that we need to report errors occurring in the crontab/estimates file. Does this error message need to include information such as "Invalid month on line X of crontab file", or can it just say "Error detected in crontab file"?
Something a bit more descriptive than your second suggestion would surely be better. The sample solution just says: 'dog' is an invalid month ___ I'm struggling to find a reference to an old joke about Unix being very terse in reporting its errors - something along the line of "If Unix was a car it'd just have one big red warning light on the dashboard".

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