issue invoking shell script using cron, even with proper file permission

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# 8  
Old 11-02-2009
Either echo the output from your scripts in the scripts themselves, or from the cron job. But not both.

You should also try to fully qualify the logfile you are writing to or the script you are calling instead of just using the filename on its own, escecially important when you expect to run the scripts using cron or other scheduling programs.

And please use code tags. That makes it easier for everyone to read your post.
# 9  
Old 11-02-2009
again, use absolute path.

  echo "script execution starts" >> tempfile.txt


  echo "script execution starts" >> /tmp/tempfile.txt

Note the /tmp/ in the above. Got it ?
# 10  
Old 11-02-2009
The first thing you should do is source your .profile in call_Myscript.ksh

cron does NOT automatically source the users profile.

After that, you should do as several others have said. Fully qualify commands and files with paths. You can use variables to do this to simplify things when you need to make changes.


# source the profile.
# Note that there is a space between the 1st "." and the tilde "~"

. ~/.profile

# Define a path to my output files.

# Echo the date to the file
# Note that ">>" will always append to a file. If you want to overwrite the file use ">"
date >> ${OUTFILE}
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