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Old 09-23-2006, 08:53 AM   #1
jason.farmer
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crontab over scp on bash


Hi,

I've got completely stuck...

Only access I have to server is via SSH - I'm using WinSCP3...

So I open a terminal window to edit the crontab entry

crontab -e

but this hangs as I cannot use commands that require user input...

so

crontab 27 4 * * * /var/www/html/lingfield/forums/Database/lingfield_backup.sh

and this errors with no such filename or directory


so...

I guess the next step is to create some vi script to edit the crontab entry...

and do
crontab -e < somescript.vi

but all I try fails (I don't know vi very well...) with

<<
/var/www/html/lingfield/forums/Database$ crontab -e < crontabsrc.txt
Vim: Warning: Output is not to a terminal
Vim: Warning: Input is not from a terminal
"/tmp/crontab.XXXXW3szxs" 0L, 0C~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ :i
crontab 27 3 * * * /var/www/html/lingfield/forums/Database/lingfield_backup.sh




:wq
Vim: Error reading input, exiting...

Vim: preserving files...

crontab: "/bin/vi" exited with status 1
Vim: Finished.


>>

any help would be appreciated...
 
Old 09-23-2006, 10:50 AM   #2
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