[SOLVED] Using Cron to make newusers every 10 minutes.
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Hi, I am trying to make the crond run a script which is located in my home directory every ten minutes. The script as guessed runs the newusers command.
--crontab file for root--
#Create all user accounts in newusers.txt file
*/10 * * * * /home/karas/userlist 1> /dev/null
--userlist file located in my home directory--
echo -n > public_html/newusers.txt
Then the new newusers.txt file is in the public_html folder and contains the users to be created. The file is in the correct format as I was able to do the newusers command manually as root and it created the users.
But I am stumped as to why the crond does not work. I've had the cron send me emails every 10 minutes just to see that it is working.
Try giving the full path of the newusers command or setting $PATH in your script. cron runs things in a process environment with a limited $PATH as you can demonstrate by modifying your script to echo $PATH to a file.