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Old 11-02-2004, 02:54 PM   #1
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Cronjob won`t work in /var


If I shedule a cron job in /root it works fine but if I transfer the same cron job to /var it doesn`t get executed. I`m running as root
 
Old 11-02-2004, 02:59 PM   #2
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Cron ususally needs a full path to whatever you want it to run, for example

5 * * * * /var/runmyjob.sh (Run the shell script runmyjob.sh at 5 minutes after every hour.)

Are you using a full path? To remove all doubt, post your crontab.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 03:12 PM   #3
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I tried again just now (to be 100% sure) and its still not working, I just created a simple shell script like this:

Code:
#!/bin/bash
ls > output.txt
, called that "crontest.sh" , set the execute bits, and added the following entry to the crontab:

Code:
* * * * * /var/crontest.sh
<newline>
Didn`t run. I tried the exact same thing under /root and it ran no probs. Im using Redhat 9. Im stumped
 
Old 11-02-2004, 07:44 PM   #4
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Can anyone help? This seems very strange does it not?
 
  


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