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Re: [vox-tech] Problem running cronjob



The output of cronjobs is mailed to you.
Turn off the cron job quickly (so you don't waste disk space) and check your mail with the mail command (several other commands, like mutt, may also work if you haven't reconfigured them for your real email)

On 2004.04.09 23:29, Soumyadeep nandi wrote:
Hi Everybody,

I want to set some task on the cronjob. As such I
edited the crontab file as bellow:
*/1 * * * * echo "Hello"
*/1 * * * * /home/soumya/test.sh



Here I want to print Hello in every minute and my test
shell script should execute every minute.
But it is not executing neither the Hello nor the
shell script.

If I run the crontab -l command I can see the commands
are there in the cronjob as bellow:
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE - edit the master and
reinstall.
# (/tmp/crontab.16950 installed on Sat Apr 10 22:34:22
2004)
# (Cron version -- $Id: crontab.c,v 2.13 1994/01/17
03:20:37 vixie Exp $)
*/1 * * * * echo "Hello"
*/1 * * * * /home/soumya/test.sh



My cron file in /var/log/ has these updates:
Apr 10 22:34:13 bic_server2 crontab[16950]: (soumya)
BEGIN EDIT (soumya)
Apr 10 22:34:22 bic_server2 crontab[16950]: (soumya)
REPLACE (soumya)
Apr 10 22:34:22 bic_server2 crontab[16950]: (soumya)
END EDIT (soumya)
Apr 10 22:34:56 bic_server2 crontab[16952]: (soumya)
LIST (soumya)
Apr 10 22:35:00 bic_server2 crond[794]: (soumya)
RELOAD (cron/soumya)
Apr 10 22:35:00 bic_server2 CROND[16954]: (root) CMD
(/usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg)
Apr 10 22:35:00 bic_server2 CROND[16956]: (mailman)
CMD (/usr/bin/python -S /var/mailman/cron/gate_news)
Apr 10 22:35:00 bic_server2 CROND[16958]: (soumya) CMD
(/home/soumya/test.sh)
Apr 10 22:35:00 bic_server2 CROND[16962]: (soumya) CMD
(echo "Hello")
Apr 10 22:36:00 bic_server2 CROND[16969]: (soumya) CMD
(/home/soumya/test.sh)
Apr 10 22:36:00 bic_server2 CROND[16971]: (soumya) CMD
(echo "Hello")

I have bash shell set in my environment.
I have tried changing the shell to sh, but still no
success.
I am using redhat 9.
I have changed the mode of the file to
755(-rwxr-xr-x).
I can run test.sh file as ./test.sh.

 Could you please tell me where I am doing the
mistake, and why it is not executing the commands.

Regards
Soumyadeep

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