[SATLUG] cron help?

Thomas Weeks tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org
Sat Sep 25 02:38:40 CDT 2010

On Wednesday 22 September 2010 09:36:35 Paul Halmos wrote:
> 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

Actually Paul.. if the cron script is in /etc/cron.d/ you need to make sure 
that it is NOT executable. I think that changes in vixicron v3 or something.  
I remember bc RH broke millions of servers around the world in one night. ;)

Richard... Where's your script located? Are you running selinux? what do your 
logs say?


> 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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