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Old 05-01-2015, 09:16 PM   #1
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Perl script not running via cron


Hi All,

I have perl script which I am trying to run on 1st Monday via cron job.
So I scheduled it as follows:

0 0 1-7 * * root ["$(date '+%a')" = "Mon"] && /usr/bin/perl script.pl

But then it didn't run so checked cron log and it seemed like its missing the command. so added a \ in front of %a and then it picked up the whole command as per cron log.

But still it didnt ran the script. I then change the script to just && echo "test">/tmp/test

Still nothing. if I run it as /usr/bin/perl script.pl it runs though

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-01-2015, 09:54 PM   #2
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my bad .. resolved ..
this worked..

* * * * * root [ "$(date '+\%a')" == "Fri" ] && echo "test">/tmp/test
 
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(..) run on 1st Monday
Note what you used is weekday name and what you need is more like '[ $(date '+%e') -le 7 -a "$(date '+%a')" == "Mon" ] &&;'.


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&& echo "test">/tmp/test
You realize that using predictable file names is a real bad way of testing things, especially if you're root, right?
 
  


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