jonc at chen.org.nz
Wed Apr 10 20:50:20 UTC 2019
On Thu, 11 Apr 2019 at 08:18, Software Info <softwareinfojam at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> 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.
You are assuming that the script starts in your home directory. It
doesn't, hence: "mv: rename *.csv to listing.csv: No such file or
Jonathan Chen <jonc at chen.org.nz>
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