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Old 08-23-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
sueco
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crontab .jar syntax


Hi people!

I have done some java program that reads stuff from different webpages and inserts some of the retrieved data into a database. I did the java stuff in eclipse and exported it as an executable jar file.

Which works fine if i go (in terminal) to the directory where the jar file is and write

Code:
java -jar database.jar
I can see that the database is updated with new data.

My problem appears when I try to run it from the crontab. I can't figure out what to write to make it work.

This is what I have wrote in the crontab....

Code:
sudo crontab -e
edit the file with...

Code:
*/5 * * * * /home/xxx/CODE/Database/java -jar database.jar
I have tried different alternatives but without making the java code to run...
So, anyone that can help me out with the right crontab statement???

thanks

sueco
 
Old 08-23-2012, 01:10 PM   #2
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Maybe you need the full path to the jar file?

For example:
*/5 * * * * /home/xxx/CODE/Database/java -jar /home/xxx/CODE/Database/database.jar
 
Old 08-24-2012, 12:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help, I figured it out now.
I don't needed the path to Java.

*/5 * * * * java -jar /home/xxx/CODE/Database/database.jar
 
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:27 PM   #4
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