Probably working too hard for this cron question
feenberg at nber.org
Mon Jun 13 22:36:55 UTC 2011
I forgot to send it. I just did.
On Mon, 13 Jun 2011, Kurt Buff wrote:
> 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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