Crontab Question

Software Info softwareinfojam at gmail.com
Wed Apr 10 20:13:39 UTC 2019


Hi All
I am trying to schedule cron to run a script. The script is in my home directory and so I added my home directory to the path file in /etc/crontab below.
PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:~/bin:/home:/home/me

This is the crontab entry for the scheduled  task below.
49      14      *       *       1-5     root    myscript.sh

myscript.sh grabs a file from another directory if it is there. If not, it says “file not uploaded”. If the file is there, it copies it to my home directory, strips email addresses out of it and uses mailx to send emai to those users. I keep getting the error that a number of files in my home directory are missing but they are not. 

Please see errors below
mv: rename *.csv to listing.csv: No such file or directory
grep: listing.csv: No such file or directory
/home/me/ipo-script.sh: cannot open body.txt: No such file or directory
mv: rename /home/me/listing.txt to /home/me/listing.txt-10-04-19-1435: No such file or directory
mv: rename /home/me/listing.csv to /home/me/listing.csv-10-04-19-1435: No such file or directory
mv: rename /home/me/listing.txt-10-04-19-1435 to /home/me/IPO-Backup-Files/listing.txt-10-04-19-1435: No such file or directory
mv: rename /home/me/listing.csv-10-04-19-1435 to /home/me/IPO-Backup-Files/listing.csv-10-04-19-1435: No such file or directory

Because I added my home directory to the path in crontab, I am at a loss to explain why this is still happening. Anyone have any ideas? Would really appreciate some help.

Kind Regards
SI



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