Having problems running shell script from crontab
kayasaman at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 13:38:04 UTC 2012
On 01/07/2012 03:22 PM, RW wrote:
> On Sat, 07 Jan 2012 14:21:51 +0200
> Kaya Saman wrote:
>> The strange thing is that if I run this script manually
>> /root/java_restart/java_restart.sh it works fine and does what it's
>> supposed to do.
> The commonest reason for scripts that that work from a terminal
> failing under cron is that the environment isn't set-up correctly.
> Usually it's PATH that's missing or incomplete.
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Would it be possible to elaborate?
I just fixed my script by altering some parts to Yuri's suggestions:
ntstat=`netstat -ap tcp | grep 8180 | sed -n '1p'`
if [[ $ntstat =~ $port ]]; then
echo "Output of Netstat command $ntstat port number $port" >
sleep 60; /usr/local/etc/rc.d/tomcat6 restart;
with crontab now looking like so:
0,30 * * * * /usr/local/bin/bash /root/java_restart/java_restart.sh
Sleep works fine but tomcat still isn't getting restarted......
In terms of paths this is what I'm doing: I'm in a FreeBSD jail logged
in by - #jexec <jail> tcsh
which gets me in as root. Crontab is being run as root so paths should
be the same no?
Hmm..... am puzzled!
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