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Date:      Wed, 4 Oct 2006 16:53:55 -0500
From:      Damian Wiest <dwiest@vailsys.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Strange cron behavior
Message-ID:  <20061004215355.GB16074@dfwdamian.vail>
In-Reply-To: <20061004102339.GB20990@teddy.fas.com>
References:  <20061004000523.GA5229@teddy.fas.com> <20061003232147.R65965@bravo.pjkh.com> <20061004102339.GB20990@teddy.fas.com>

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On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 06:23:39AM -0400, stan wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 11:22:29PM -0500, Philip Hallstrom wrote:
> > >I'm having a hard time getting cron to run a task. I've run crontab -e
> > >(as root), and added the following line:
> > >
> > >12 * * * * /usr/local/bin/mirror_ubuntu
> > >
> > >This script runs from teh command line. Now I've seen plenty of
> > >strange beahviour because of the limited environment cron tasks
> > >get, but a basic "echo "test" >> /tmp/stan isn't even creating
> > >the file.
> > >
> > >Sugestions?
> > 
> > Is the cron daemon running?  What is the output in /var/log/cron?
> 
> 
> Forgot to mention that. Yhe script does get listed in /var/log/cron
> as having been invoked.
> -- 
> Unix is very simple, but it takes a genius to understand the simplicity.
> (Dennis Ritchie)
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Can you run the script with the -x option?

eg.

#!/bin/sh -x

-Damian



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