[SOLVED] Crontab not executing shell when date is added
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I see, yes I agree. Keep the command simple in cron is the best way. I'm not sure hove to add the logging inside the test.sh? How will I be able to record each step from within the script itself? Can you shed some light on this?
Hi, yes I tried the date suggestion, but it did not work. Unfortunatly I cannot provide the script. There is confidential info inside the script like keys and other company related stuff which would not be ideal to share over the net. I tried executing the scripts from within another script as mentioned in my first reply and that works well. The log file is created perfectly with the timestamp. Thanks for you help.
You don't *need* it, but if it does error, you'll most likely be emailed the errors, which can be messy and unwanted. you set that off every minute and eventually you have a 500gb root mail file killing your system.