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Date:      Wed, 4 Oct 2006 06:23:39 -0400
From:      stan <stanb@panix.com>
To:        Philip Hallstrom <freebsd@philip.pjkh.com>
Cc:        Free BSD Questions list <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Strange cron behavior
Message-ID:  <20061004102339.GB20990@teddy.fas.com>
In-Reply-To: <20061003232147.R65965@bravo.pjkh.com>
References:  <20061004000523.GA5229@teddy.fas.com> <20061003232147.R65965@bravo.pjkh.com>

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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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