Strange cron behavior

stan stanb at
Wed Oct 4 03:24:22 PDT 2006

On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 11:22:29PM -0500, Philip Hallstrom wrote:
> >I'm having a hard time getting cron to run a task. I've run crontab -e
> >(as root), and added the following line:
> >
> >12 * * * * /usr/local/bin/mirror_ubuntu
> >
> >This script runs from teh command line. Now I've seen plenty of
> >strange beahviour because of the limited environment cron tasks
> >get, but a basic "echo "test" >> /tmp/stan isn't even creating
> >the file.
> >
> >Sugestions?
> Is the cron daemon running?  What is the output in /var/log/cron?

Forgot to mention that. Yhe script does get listed in /var/log/cron
as having been invoked.
Unix is very simple, but it takes a genius to understand the simplicity.
(Dennis Ritchie)

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