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Old 06-23-2009, 08:32 AM   #1
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cronjob not working

hi all......

if i execute file: /home/vinay/new it will display date...

i have setup a cronjob like this..

crontab -e

*/1 * * * * /home/vinay/new

and it got installed............

i have started crond demon still it is not displaying date on each minute..

can anyone please help me why this is not working........

Thanks in advance.........
Old 06-23-2009, 09:02 AM   #2
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Just as a quick test, I created a test script and installed it using your cron line. It worked correctly. Here's the contents of my script:
date >> /tmp/
Old 06-23-2009, 09:03 AM   #3
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if i execute file: /home/vinay/new it will display date...
Execute from a terminal? The output likely will be shown there.
The chronjob probably runs o.k. - you just don't see the output - because there is no terminal.
All just guessed not knowing anything about your program "new".
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It looks correct, provided that the file /home/vinay/new have executable permissions. Have you checked if some error message has been sent to your system mail? Or eventually redirect the standard output and the standard error to a file for checking:
*/1 * * * * /home/vinay/new > /home/vinay/cron.log 2>&1
Also check the file /var/log/cron to see if the cron job has been actually executed. You should see some entries like these:
Jun 23 16:02:01 linux crond[32620]: (vinay) CMD (/home/vinay/new)
Jun 23 16:03:01 linux crond[32626]: (vinay) CMD (/home/vinay/new)
Jun 23 16:04:01 linux crond[32630]: (vinay) CMD (/home/vinay/new)


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