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I have a script that when executed checks to see if a certain drive is mounted, if it is not, the script then attempts to mount it. If I run the script from the terminal it works a treat, however I can't get it to work from Cron.
BTW, The script will prompt me for my password each time it's run.
The script is called auto_mount_nas.sh and lives in /home/tim/bin The line I use in cron is as follows:
*/5 * * * * sh /home/tim/bin/auto_mount_nas.sh
I thought it may not run from cron as it requires a password, therefore I put the same bit of code in the sudo cron (sudo crontab -e). Unfortunately it still does not work.
What Michael said: this does not seem the job for cron. autofs or udev-rules should suffice to mount it.
Why is it asking for a password though? You might be able to provide the password through the script, or run the relevant part with higher permissions.