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Old 11-22-2004, 07:13 AM   #1
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Unhappy script not running as a cron job


Hello all,

a shell script which i have made for some automation works when i run it manually. but the same script dosent work as a cron job.

Does any one out there have any idea why it is like this.


the script basically runs prebuilt scripts owned by diffrent users( call's 1 by 1)

thanks
SaN
 
Old 11-22-2004, 08:16 AM   #2
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Try set the PATH with directory where your prebuilt scripts are located in crontab. Did you check
your mail to see the logged errors ?

crontab -e example :
Code:
# you could put env variables here
PATH=$PATH:/home/user/bin:/home/bill/bin:/home/sanjith11/scripts

# cron
30  20  *   *   *   /path/to/script
 
Old 11-23-2004, 07:13 AM   #3
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Is there any way to emulate the cron behaviour from the shell itself , so that i can test the script easily without waiting for the cron job to happen.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 07:19 AM   #4
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To test your cron you could try :

- on a terminal, type : tty, note the result
- set a cron as this, say your tty is /dev/pts/1 :

* * * * * date >> /dev/pts/1

Now look at your terminal how things go
 
Old 11-23-2004, 09:27 AM   #5
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or better:
Code:
* * * * * date > /dev/pts/1 2>/dev/pts/1
 
Old 11-23-2004, 09:42 AM   #6
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I had a similar problem, but I fixed it:

It was because I ran some other scripts, from the script.
These were not working, because I did not include the full path.

Maybe you're having similar problems, try including full path's to the executables in the script, it might work.

It did for me
 
  


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