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saifee 10-13-2004 05:25 AM

shell script works form command line but not form crontab
i am learning linux and shell scripting , i install oracle database on my linux 8.5, what i want to automate my oracle database export by crontab daily at night time e.g (4:15 am). i wrote a simple shell shell script (as an oracle user ) as below and save the script in
/home/oracle/shellprog/ directory.

# exporting user schema
dt=`date +%Y%m%d`
${ORACLE_HOME}/bin/exp system/oracle owner=scott file=/home/oracle/shellprog/scottexp.$dt

when i execute the script form command line its works fine

[oracle@saif oracle]$ .
login in as an oracle user a write the following crontab file

15 4 * * * /home/oracle/shellprog/

problem is

shell script run form the command lines but not from the crontab via login as an oracle user
i also gave execute permision to script

i try several thing to sort this out but did't work i try these things

1- hard code the $ORACLE_HOME in the script
2-include the directory path of the shell script in the .profile of oracle user
3- include the /home/oracle/shellprog path in the /etc/crontab file
4- copy the (as a root) script in the /etc/cron.daily and and set the /etc/crontab as a root user like this

my /etc/crontab file is as following


# run-parts
01 * * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.hourly
20 13 * * * oracle /home/oracle/shellprog/ run-parts /etc/cron.daily
22 4 * * 0 root run-parts /etc/cron.weekly
42 4 1 * * root run-parts /etc/cron.monthly

i also change the user oracle to root in the /etc/crontab file but same result

all those steps results in negative , any one have solution
thanks in advance


trickykid 10-14-2004 10:27 AM

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