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Old 07-02-2007, 02:57 AM   #1
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script in crontab do not execute or take proper environment of user

On a Linux machine running RH9 which I have only user permissions. I wish to copy a directory files and compile it before start of every day.
I scheduled a crontab job as such by crontab -e

0 10 * * * ~/

If I schedule simple commands as date >>~/x.txt. They get executed, but my script do not execute properly. It have executable flags also set for this file. When I try to print proper environment variables, it do not print $HOST in the script.

My script is as such;
cd /hme/mayank/project/
cvs update -dP
make update

What can be the possible blotch for not execution of this file ??

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Mayank Agarwal
Old 07-02-2007, 05:03 AM   #2
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Ensure somethings

Hi there!
I've got this problem too, and I found out that I missed a \n after crontab line I added. I mean, you'd ensure your crontabline ends with a newline character. Also you'd ensure /bin/bash exists and has executable flags.


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