Strange cron behavior
dwiest at vailsys.com
Thu Oct 5 09:22:04 PDT 2006
On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 06:23:39AM -0400, stan wrote:
> 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.
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Can you run the script with the -x option?
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