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Old 03-10-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
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problem in scheduling script using /etc/cron.d


iam try to schedule my job in a file made in /etc/cron.d file as follows

* * * * * tomcat6 /home/etika/Desktop/ /home/etika/Desktop/ea/etika.txt

where belongs to etika which is the root and etika.txt belong to tomcat6
this command is not running

iam confused about the name of the owner written after the *'s

please tell me whose name is written after the *'s(the schedule of the script) the owner of the script or the owner of the file which iam passing as an argument to the shell script
Old 03-10-2011, 09:27 PM   #2
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Your script will run under tomcat6's permission. Take a look at /var/log/cron to see that.

Redirect the error to a file will help you debug easier:
* * * * * tomcat6 /home/etika/Desktop/ /home/etika/Desktop/ea/etika.txt >> /tmp/eka.log 2>&1
Old 03-16-2011, 09:39 AM   #3
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thanks quanta ur code helped in debugging my script


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