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Old 11-21-2005
Cron job entry not running

Hi,
I am facing this problem . My Cronjob entry is not running !!!
I am having Sun solaris 9 and cronjob entry is

"45 1 * * * /safedir/rdns/opt/RDNS1.1Scripts/drpl_audit_log_script.sh_orig > /dev/null 2>&1"

Now when I try to look in the output log files it creates, it is some file with entry like this -
"crw-rw-rw- 1 root sys 13, 2 Nov 21 05:30 mm@0:null"

Now I am not able to open this file or view this file!!!

So please help me to find out the reasons or cause why cronjob is not running.!!??


Thanks
Himanshu
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Old 11-21-2005
Quote:
"45 1 * * * /safedir/rdns/opt/RDNS1.1Scripts/drpl_audit_log_script.sh_orig > /dev/null 2>&1"

Now when I try to look in the output log files it creates, it is some file with entry like this -
"crw-rw-rw- 1 root sys 13, 2 Nov 21 05:30 mm@0:null"

Now I am not able to open this file or view this file!!!
Your crontab job is probably running just that you specified that you didn't want the output.

You are sending your output to /dev/null (> /dev/null) which is a way of stating you don't want the output saved unless there is a problem ( 2>&1). If you do want the output from the script, then don't point the output to /dev/null. Set up your entry to a log file of your own creation (such as /tmp/drpl_audit_log_script.log ). Read the man page on crontab

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