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Old 04-15-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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Shell script not working through crontab

I have written following script.
mydate=`/bin/date | /usr/bin/cut -f 3 -d " "`
/bin/echo $mydate >> /usr/home/parag/date.txt
I am running this through crontab as a non root user:
$crontab -l
* * * * * /usr/home/parag/mydate > /dev/null 2>&1
The script executes but "date.txt" is empty when it runs through crontab. However on manually running the same script the date is getting appended to the "date.txt" file.

I am using FreeBSD 7.0

Any pointers.
Old 04-15-2009, 01:36 PM   #2
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Are you manually running it like this:

/usr/home/parag/mydate > /dev/null 2>&1

or like this:



If the second one, does the first one work?


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