[SATLUG] help with webadmin and a scheduled chron job

John D Choate jdchoate at gmail.com
Sat May 23 13:33:31 CDT 2009


On Saturday 23 May 2009 08:21:56 Todd W. Bucy wrote:
> #!/bin/bash is there of course.  As I said before the script runs great
> from the command line I just want it to run on a daily basis at a
> specific time.
> 
> Todd
> 
> On Fri, 2009-05-22 at 20:28 -0500, John D Choate wrote:
> > On Friday 22 May 2009 19:42:12 Todd W. Bucy wrote:
> > > I wrote a nifty little script that runs various sytem reports and
> > > outputs the data to a html document.  I know that the code is good as I
> > > have tested it several times at the command line.  I am using webadmin
> > > for most of my administrative tasks on my home server and am therefore
> > > trying to set the job to run daily at midnight under the Scheduled Chron
> > > Jobs tab.  Problem is when I test the command
> > > "~/scripts/system_report.sh"  I get the following output:
> > > "Output from command /home/redpill-master/scripts/system_report.sh ..
> > > TERM environment variable not set."
> > > 
> > > can someone point me in the right direction? 
> > > 
> > > thanks
> > > Todd
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
> > On second thought, did you include the following at the beginning of your script?
> > 
> > #!/bin/bash
> > 
> > That may be it.
> 
> 

When I set up the cron job in webmin, I used the sh command followed by the full path to the script like:
sh /home/username/Documents/uptime.sh

maybe using sh will help?

John


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