[SATLUG] cron help?

Paul Halmos paul at paulhalmos.com
Wed Sep 22 09:36:35 CDT 2010


Check /var/log/cron for errors and make sure your script is executable and has the correct permissions/ownership. That is where I would start. Good luck

On Sep 22, 2010, at 7:30 AM, "Richard Suberg" <rsuberg at satx.rr.com> wrote:

> Anyone have suggestions on how to find out/where to look at why a cron job
> doesn't run when it used to?  I have a script that updates some files, but
> after editing (putting in some sanity checking) it appears it no longer runs
> on time. Manual running the script runs fine except it doesn't email me when
> done, but it takes long enough that another script that checks wether cp is
> still running and also checking a file it creates to email me also gives me
> results of the update.
> 
> I'm not that familiar with figuring out why this isn't working.
> Richard
> 
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