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Date:      Tue, 3 Oct 2006 23:22:29 -0500 (CDT)
From:      Philip Hallstrom <freebsd@philip.pjkh.com>
To:        stan <stanb@panix.com>
Cc:        Free BSD Questions list <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Strange cron behavior
Message-ID:  <20061003232147.R65965@bravo.pjkh.com>
In-Reply-To: <20061004000523.GA5229@teddy.fas.com>
References:  <20061004000523.GA5229@teddy.fas.com>

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> 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?

-p



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