all of my crontab entries use >/dev/null and not > /dev/null ...ie, no
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space between the the pointer and the file. I dunno if that makes a
On 02/02/2009 10:07 AM, James Nessen wrote:
Make sure that you have a .profile file in /home/irlp, if not, you will
need to create it, simple way is to:
cp .bashrc .profile
ln -sf .bashrc .profile
That should get you going again.
Nodes 3598, 3633
On Mon, February 2, 2009 6:52 am, phrijjid wrote:
i just can't get anything to "fire" from custom.crons--
it's really frustrating.
many moons ago, when my node was running redhat, i had a great time
adding cron jobs.
now, not so much.
i've read and re-read the threads on this subject and the suggestions
haven't "fixed" the problem.
* * * * * (/home/irlp/custom/30min > /dev/null 2>&1)
the "30min" [script to run wavplay_nice] runs as designed from the
command line but not as a cronjob.
yes, update files, puts my custom.crons entry into "crontab -l" as
i've tried the "touch" test and yes, a file is created in /tmp/.
i've tried outputting to cron_test instead of dev/null.
yes a file is created but it's zero bytes.
i've tried "other" scripts that obviously work from the command line:
enable, disable, wavplay, etc.
none actually "run" from my cron list.
i edit the custom.crons as repeater, update files, type crontab -l,
then type date till :00 comes, but no joy.
any suggestions as to what i may have broken?
Phil D. Mills/NV4P