Problem with crontab + bash script

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Operating Systems Linux Problem with crontab + bash script
# 1  
Old 10-28-2009
Problem with crontab + bash script

16 14 * * * /root/bin/./ >> /root/bin/log.txt
L=`mailq |grep -c frozen`
echo "${NUMMAIL} frozen mail to be removed from the mailq"
#echo "Press Enter to continue"
echo -en "-> "
for i in `mailq | grep frozen | awk '{print $3}'` ; do
  exim4 -Mrm $i > /dev/null
echo "# Done"
echo ""

The script starts, but it doesnt clean the frozen mailque.

Anyone have a clue?

Last edited by Scott; 02-20-2010 at 01:32 AM.. Reason: Retro-fitting code tags
# 2  
Old 02-20-2010
use exim

To clear the mailq's use this command sequence ,

    exim -bpr | grep frozen | awk {’print $3′} | xargs exim -Mrm

Last edited by Scott; 02-20-2010 at 01:33 AM.. Reason: Modern-day equivelant code tags
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting

Simple Bash Script - Crontab

I've put together a very simple bash script to check for software patches and bounce the server, once complete. This is on a Mac server. The script works just fine upon execution, however, cron responds with: /bin/sh: /usr/local/bin/ No such file or directory Crontab: ... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: Nvizn
6 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

Bash script acting funny when run from Crontab

Hello, first time here. I have a script that seems to ignore the if statement when run from the cron. I am using Ubuntu 12.10 #!/bin/bash DOWN=/usr/sbin/dcon UP="pon dsl-provider" LOG=/var/log/dsl-reconnect.log RECV=`ifconfig 2>&1|grep ppp0|cut -d , -f 5|cut -d " " -f 1` if ] then... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: mkoster
1 Replies

3. Solaris

Script problem when running on crontab

Hi guys! I created a backup script that works fine when I run manually, but when I put a crontab job to execute it the result are not the expected. (not a time problem). Here is my script: bash-3.00# cat /bk_tool/ #!/usr/bin/csh clear set DIR_HOST='SCP08' ... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: andredemartini
3 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

Cannot get this bash/expect script to run under a crontab

#!/bin/bash # # RAP configuration script # # Usage: ./ # # Requires: expect, tcl # # Script expects to find a file called rap.csv located in the same directory as the script. If the file is placed # in a different directory, modify the custom entries section to specify the absolute... (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: mrkool
8 Replies

5. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Problem with a script in crontab

Hi guys, I have a shell script which i have put on crontab to run every min. Problem is that is isn't running. But if i run the script from the existing location it runs perfectly. but if i got out of the directory and run it giving the path. it doesn't work. sh ----... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: nick1982
3 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

Problem with perl script on crontab

Hi everybody, I have a perl script. I want to run it as a cron job every 10 minutes. I insert the command into crontab , using crontab -e. The problem is, I didnt get any output from script inside crontab, whereas when I run it manually through 'perl' it running well. Here is the cron... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: franzramadhan
2 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

Problem with crontab running a script

I am trying to use the CRON utility in Fedora 11 & CentOS... I intend to run a script which pops up a warning message every hour and i made the following entry using "CRONTAB -e " * * * * * sh /bin/ But this does not seem to be running. Another thing to note is that,... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: Vabiosis
4 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Variable problem in script when using crontab

Hi, this is my first shell script. Anyway i am trying to ftp files from one machine to another. The name of the script is ifsftp_orabkp. The code is as follows: HOST="" USER="ftp_ftp" PASSWD="ftp.222222" Y1=`(perl -e '@y=localtime(time());printf... (11 Replies)
Discussion started by: dazz
11 Replies

9. Solaris

Unix script Problem with crontab

Hi Experts, Am facing some problems with script (Sun solaris 9). My script ( like this. . . ............................................... set 'date' dd=$3 export dd mon=$2 export mon yyyy=$6 export yyyy cd /oracle/P47/saparch... (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: vrjalli
8 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

how to execute sh script in bash shell via crontab

hello. we are porting over from HPUX Shell to Linux. my default shell is bash so i can no longer schedule to execute a sh script in crontab. can anyone pls help me out? I searched the site but didnt find any details. thanks! (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: jigarlakhani
1 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question