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Old 11-09-2006, 01:56 PM   #1
GavB
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Trouble with cron


Hi, hope youre all well.

I am pretty new to Linux so sorry if this has been discussed before.

I am basically trying to run a script every x minutes as a cron (cron.sh) but it doesn't seem to work, I have tried the following:

* * * * * /path/to/script/cron.sh

and

* * * * * sh /path/to/script/cron.sh

but none seem to work :/

Is there something that I'm missing? I am using CentOS 4.4 if that makes a difference.

Thanks for your help!

Gav
 
Old 11-09-2006, 02:39 PM   #2
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The first format is correct. I assume you are adding the cron job with the 'crontab -e' command. Does your script specify fully qualified paths to executables? Remember that cron jobs are not running with the login environment variables, and that includes the PATH.
 
  


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