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Old 06-18-2004, 08:23 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2004
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Distribution: Gentoo 2004.2 - working on LFS 6
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Script to start/shut down amule not working

Hi there!!

I trying to make amule to start at 1am and to turn off at 7pm

To do that i think of using crontab to make it start and thats ok but as far as i know later there's no way of stopping it.
So i made a start script to start amule and also to store its pid so that later i can kill/stop it when the proper hour comes.
I tested the script and it worked fine when i ran it manually but when inserted in the crontab it doesn't fire up amule...

There are the scripts (dont laught at it ... is the first i've done )

startup script


amule & mulepid=$!
echo $mulepid > $hm/.aMule/id
# to know what pid is
echo id is $mulepid

end scipt

#reads the amule current id; previously set by the start script
read NAME < $hm/.aMule/id
echo id is $NAME
#kills amule
kill $NAME

The problem seems to be with the start script because amule doesnt start when schedulled by the crontab but runs fine when i start it manually (as said above)

I've chmod +x to the scripts and put it in /usr/local/bin and named it str and end
so they are "seen" by crontab right??

There's the way i'm invoking it within crontab

00 01 * * * str
00 07 * * * end

I'm missing something but i cant figure out what...
What maybe the problem?


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