OT Shell Script
xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Tue Jun 21 10:02:30 GMT 2005
Chris Knipe wrote:
>May be a bit off topic, but I don't know any sh scripting lists that I'm subscribed to... :)
>If I run the script from shell / console, it runs without a problem.... Running it via cron, I get: [: 6: unexpected operator
>SIZE=`/usr/bin/du /var/log/MYAPP/|/usr/bin/cut -c 1-7`
>if [ -e /tmp/.rotate ]; then
Maybe your path doesn't have [ in it. Try
if /bin/[ -e /tmp/.rotate ]; then
if /bin/test -e /tmp/.rotate; then
Same for all your other [ tests.
Or just make sure that /bin is in your path at the top of the script.
It's often a good idea to set path explicitly for scripts, in case
someone who runs it has something weird in their path, like their own [
or test or whatever. I notice the rest of the commands all have
absolute pathnames avoiding the path issue, but I like setting the path
anyway as it's really easy to forget to use absolute pathnames since we
are so used to the shell finding things for us at the command line.
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