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Old 06-04-2005, 08:16 PM   #1
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Simple bash script

I've written a simple bash script, and scheduled it to run as root with cron.

I'm directing all output to three different files on my desktop and when I manually run the script it works fine, when cron executes the script I get two empty output files on my desktop.

Cron is executing the script with root permissions so I can't figure out whats going on.

cd /root/Documents/Installed/Rootkit/rkhunter/files
rkhunter --update > /home/soulful93/Desktop/Security_Rkhunter.txt
rkhunter -c --skip-keypress >> /home/soulful93/Desktop/Security_Rkhunter.txt
cd /root/Documents/Installed/Rootkit/chkrootkit*
./chkrootkit > /home/soulful93/Desktop/Security_Chkrootkit.txt
freshclam > /home/soulful93/Desktop/Security_Freshclam.txt
By the way the Security_Chkrootkit.txt file always contains output. The Security_Rkhunter, and Freshclam are the two I'm having problems with. So, any ideas?
Old 06-04-2005, 08:26 PM   #2
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Try replacing the > redirect with &>
That will pipe std. error to the files as well as std out.



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