Probably working too hard for this cron question
kurt.buff at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 21:46:10 UTC 2011
Indeed. Brain fade comes with age - and long weekends with the 2 year old boy...
On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 14:14, Gary Gatten <Ggatten at waddell.com> wrote:
> Yeah Pete, kinda need that huh. Kurt, If that turns out to be the only issue, don't feel bad - I've forgotten it myself several times! I'm sure many others have as well!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of pete wright
> Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 3:25 PM
> To: Kurt Buff
> Cc: FreeBSD Questions
> Subject: Re: Probably working too hard for this cron question
> On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 12:52 PM, Kurt Buff <kurt.buff at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've googled a bunch, read some freebsd.org docs, and just can't
>> figure this out.
>> I have a script that should read the current date into a variable,
>> append the time/date stamp at the beginning of the file created with
>> the date in the variable, do a bunch of cURL stuff, then append a
>> time/date stamp at the end of the file.
>> It works if I run it manually, but not from cron.
>> Here are the batchfile and the cron entry:
>> ----------begin script----------
>> dt=`/bin/date "+%Y-%m-%d"`
>> /bin/date > /root/$dt-external1.txt
>> /usr/local/bin/curl -K /root/urls.txt >> /root/$dt-external1.txt
>> /bin/date >> /root/$dt-external1.txt
>> ----------end script----------
>> ----------begin crontab----------
>> 15 12 * * * /root/do-curl.sh
>> ----------end crontab----------
>> I'm doing all of this as root, as you can see.
>> The job launches - I can see an entry for cURL in top - but no file in /root.
>> I've tried several variations on the first line of the script, but I'm
>> getting nowhere, though I'm sure it's something stupidly simple that
>> I'm missing.
>> What am I missing?
> #!/bin/sh ?
> pete wright
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