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Old 05-23-2007, 03:32 PM   #1
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Cron wont run my shell script


Hi,

I have a shell script that runs fine manually, but wont run if I try to schedule using cron or Kcron. I would like to have it run every day at 5.30pm.

by command line it runs using
$sh bkup.sh

using cron as su I have
30 17 * * 1,2,3,4,5 /bin/sh /data/archive.sh

I have read through several posts on this and I have tried not renaming the file so it doesn't have the .sh extension, and I have checked that the permission are executable.

We are using redhat enterprise edition

Strangely I have another task scheduled that clears the contents of a folder once a week. This one works, but not every week!
0 23 * * 7 /bin/rm /data/temp/

So question is am I setting it up wrong and if not why doesn't it work? I'm kinda new to linux, so please let me know if there is a better way to schedule this task
 
Old 05-23-2007, 03:51 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by shelb
Hi,

I have a shell script that runs fine manually, but wont run if I try to schedule using cron or Kcron. I would like to have it run every day at 5.30pm.

by command line it runs using
$sh bkup.sh

using cron as su I have
30 17 * * 1,2,3,4,5 /bin/sh /data/archive.sh

I have read through several posts on this and I have tried not renaming the file so it doesn't have the .sh extension, and I have checked that the permission are executable.

We are using redhat enterprise edition

Strangely I have another task scheduled that clears the contents of a folder once a week. This one works, but not every week!
0 23 * * 7 /bin/rm /data/temp/

So question is am I setting it up wrong and if not why doesn't it work? I'm kinda new to linux, so please let me know if there is a better way to schedule this task
29 5 * * * /bin/sh /data/archive.sh

0 23 * * 6 /bin/rm /data/temp

The first will run @ 5:30PM every day.

The second will run @ 11PM on Sunday.

Someone correct me if i am wrong, please.
 
Old 05-23-2007, 03:57 PM   #3
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29 5 * * * /bin/sh /data/archive.sh

0 23 * * 6 /bin/rm /data/temp

The first will run @ 5:30PM every day.

The second will run @ 11PM on Sunday.

Someone correct me if i am wrong, please.

Oh sorry typo on my part, I have the remove directory entry set to 6! Any ideas why it works some weeks and not others?
 
Old 05-27-2007, 09:52 PM   #4
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Hey someone had that problem here on their solaris box, I fixed it by restarting the cron daemon. I dont know if this helps but you could give it a try.
 
Old 05-27-2007, 09:55 PM   #5
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Tried that! But no joy.
 
  


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