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kashyapvirgo 03-13-2007 02:55 PM

script does not run in cron job
 
hi

My perl script does not execute from cron job.When i do mannuall it works fine.Any suggestion

Here is my cronjob line.
0 10 * * 1-3 perl /usr/ScriptsForCronjob/scrpt.pl

mether 03-13-2007 03:02 PM

Do you run this script as root, when running manually ?. If not look for the errors in /var/log/cron and in case of yes add "root" ( without quotes ) just before perl

kashyapvirgo 03-13-2007 03:06 PM

ya i run script as root and that cronjob is also for root... still do i need to put root ahead of perl in cronjob????.

mether 03-13-2007 03:16 PM

what I suggest you is to put this cron in /etc/crontab as below :

0 10 * * 1-3 root perl /usr/ScriptsForCronjob/scrpt.pl

And check the logs for cron.

kashyapvirgo 03-14-2007 10:12 AM

Now I put full path like 0 10 * * 1-3 /usr/bin/perl scriptpath/scrpt.pl

stil it does not run I tried running from command prompt with /usr/bin/perl scriptpath/scrpt.pl and it ran fine any suggestion.

In my script i have used date command is that a problem...

now I will try 0 10 * * 1-3 root /usr/bin/perl scriptpath/scrpt.pl and give u update ..Let me know if u have any sol'n

kashyapvirgo 03-14-2007 12:06 PM

Nope didn't work

mether 03-20-2007 10:38 AM

Can you provide the script and also the /var/log/cron file just after its been executed ( in fail mode ) so we could look at it and dig out some details.

Clemente 03-20-2007 10:46 AM

Ho,
does your crontab contain anything like
Code:

SHELL=/bin/sh
?
If yes, and if you use bash as terminal, does your perl script run with sh? I once had a bash related problem and thought cron is the "bad boy"...

kashyapvirgo 03-20-2007 10:55 AM

cron job -- 0 10 * * 1-3 /usr/bin/perl /usr/ScriptsForCronjob/scrpt.pl

cron log -- Mar 19 04:23:54 ustw47ccase02 crond[1212]: (tmp.4337) ORPHAN (no passwd entry)


#!/usr/bin/perl
opendir(DIR ,"/usr/CronLog") || die("can not open dir named kashyap");
@files = readdir(DIR);
$date = `date +%y%m%d-%a`;
$ystdate = `date --date='1 day ago' +%y%m%d`;
#print "$ystdate";
foreach $files (@files)
{
if($files =~ /^*.txt$/)
{
print "$files";

if($files == $ystdate || $files == $date)
{
#print "$files\n ";
next;
}

print "\n $files removed\n";
unlink($files);
}

}
closedir(DIR);


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