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Old 06-07-2006, 07:29 AM   #1
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auto running a command


hi just a quick question
i need to run a command namely
Code:
perl hlstats-awards.pl
once a day automaticly preferably in the background but i have no idea how?

im using suse 10 if that helps
 
Old 06-07-2006, 07:36 AM   #2
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hi there,
Code:
man crontab
or put an executable under
Code:
/etc/cron.daily
regards,
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:08 AM   #3
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Quote:
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hi there,
Code:
man crontab
or put an executable under
Code:
/etc/cron.daily
regards,
slackie1000
not sure i understand first comand takes me to a manual for something called crontab the second seems more promising but its a pl file i need ran not a exe (or sh forget what executables are called in linux)
 
Old 06-07-2006, 08:11 AM   #4
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hi there,
can you write perl but can't read a man page?
Code:
echo "perl hlstats-awards.pl" > /etc/cron.daily/nothing.sh
chmod 755 /etc/cron.daily/nothing.sh
maybe you need to give the complete PATH of hlstats-awards.pl
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:49 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slackie1000
hi there,
can you write perl but can't read a man page?
Code:
echo "perl hlstats-awards.pl" > /etc/cron.daily/nothing.sh
chmod 755 /etc/cron.daily/nothing.sh
maybe you need to give the complete PATH of hlstats-awards.pl
regards,
slackie1000
im unable to write perl (no experience) i have to admit this perl file is part of a counter-strike server stat page http:\\grimreaper.uk.to\tr\hlstats.php it generates the dialy awards (though its been edited to include the last seven days instead(the servers not run every day)

thank you for the help will let you know 2morro if it works lol (wont know till then i guess)

edit *updated the url gave the wrong one*

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Old 06-09-2006, 10:55 AM   #6
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nope it didnt apear to work any ideas?
 
Old 06-09-2006, 11:01 AM   #7
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hi there,
how did you proceed? did you give the complete path of your perl script in the script? could be that you have some permission issue? trying to write something in some directory that you can't?
regards,
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Old 06-10-2006, 08:28 AM   #8
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hi there,
how did you proceed? did you give the complete path of your perl script in the script? could be that you have some permission issue? trying to write something in some directory that you can't?
regards,
slackie1000

followed your instructions on permissions

gave it an absolue pathe

the pl file it opens is 777 in permission

and it writes to a sql file (with root access inside the pl file)

the sh file we created has the whole path in it
 
Old 06-10-2006, 09:04 AM   #9
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hi there,
so, the file is under /etc/cron.daily/ and every permission issue is ok.
what happens if you run the script from inside /etc/cron.daily ?
Code:
cd /etc/cron.daily/
./script_containing_your_perl_call
it runs fine?
regards,
slackie1000
 
Old 06-10-2006, 09:51 AM   #10
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should be, unless it have some requirement that it needs to be run on a specific location.
 
Old 06-10-2006, 10:56 AM   #11
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Ignoring the schedule for now, does the command do what it is supposed to when put into a shell?
 
Old 06-11-2006, 11:05 AM   #12
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/serv/www/htdocs/tr/perl/perl does not exist
i have changed it to perl /srv/www/htdocs/tr/perl/hlstats-awards.pl
but when i execute the command i get i get a load of errors

so i changed it to

#!/bin/sh

cd /srv/www/htdocs/tr/perl/
perl hlstats.awards.pl

that seems to work fine when issued from the command line but no idea how it will fair dially well let you guys know in a couple of days
 
Old 06-11-2006, 11:55 AM   #13
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hi there,
if this
Code:
#!/bin/sh
cd /srv/www/htdocs/tr/perl/
perl hlstats.awards.pl
code works fine from cli you can save it under a name - ex. stats.sh - and put the file in /etc/cron.daily/ .
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slackie1000
 
  


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