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Date:      Tue, 30 Jan 2007 20:38:33 +0100
From:      Oliver Koch <koch@rz.tu-clausthal.de>
To:        Charlie McElfresh <cwmcelfresh@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: cron problem
Message-ID:  <45BF9EB9.3000909@rz.tu-clausthal.de>
In-Reply-To: <44b41e4e0701301113l15a03398o7e3aa2b9440edef0@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <44b41e4e0701301113l15a03398o7e3aa2b9440edef0@mail.gmail.com>

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Hi,

Charlie McElfresh schrieb:

> I wrote a perl script to get a news show I like.  When I run it, it del=
etes
> yesterday's copy of the show, and downloads the new copy.  The script w=
orks
> fine.  I run the script as myself (charlie), charlie owns it, and it's
> chmod'd 0755.  Works fine.
>=20
> I can't get cron to run it, though.  Here's the cron process running on=
 my
> machine:
>=20
> charlie@dash$ ps auxwww | grep cron
> root      413  0.0  0.1  1364   892  ??  Ss    5Jan07 =20
> 0:06.57/usr/sbin/cron -s
>=20
> And here's charlie's crontab, to run at 7:17 mon - fri
>=20
> 17 7 * * 1-5 /media/democracy_now/get_new_show.pl

did you try to change the cronjob to something like that?

17 7 * * 1-5 /usr/bin/perl /media/democracy_now/get_new_show.pl

Kind regards,

Oliver

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