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Old 06-30-2005, 08:04 PM   #1
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Question WinRar Cronjob

Hello Everyone,

I'm trying to setup a cronjob that performs an unrar command. Here is the background information:

WinRar Version: 3.4.1

cronjob profile:
RAR='-s -md1024'

20 18 * * * /usr/local/apache/cgibin/weblogs/

here's your typical shell script.
RAR='-s -md1024'
for i in `ls /usr/local/apache/cgi-bin/weblogs`
/usr/local/bin/unrar x $i $HOME

Here's the permissions:
-rwxrwxrwx 7075743.rar
-rwxrwxrwx 8003000.rar
-rwxrwxrwx 9003000.rar
-rwxrwxrwx 0003000.rar
-rwxrwxrwx 12003000.rar

the cron is setup with the correct profile and has executable permssions because he belongs to the chgroup.

Here is the output that I'm getting keeping it short:


UNRAR 3.41 freeware Copyright (c) 1993-2004 Alexander Roshal

Cannot open 7075743.rar
No files to extract

There are definitely files within these rar's. In fact, when you run the script it extracts the to the directory.

You guys have any ideas?

Old 06-30-2005, 08:50 PM   #2
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I wonder how much experienced Linux users laugh at newbies forums...

Here's the answer that worked for me:

in if you add the line...
cd $HOME line right before the execution of the command...

your ready to go.

Onward through the fog and towards that LPIC!!!


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