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# 15  
Old 04-17-2002
When building a cron script, one of the first steps is to make sure it works from the command line first.

So, the basic question one might ask is,

"Can you execute the script from the command line without errors?"
# 16  
Old 04-17-2002

Thanks, Hugo, Neo,

Firstly, I already mentioned that I run this script very good on command line. That's why I post this why it not run in my crontab.

Secondly, I try the comment from Hugo: I insert the Path into my script, It shows:

+ PATH=.:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X/bin:/usr/ucb:/pub/public/sparc-sun-solaris2.7/bin:/IA/pub/GNU/sparc-sun-solaris2.7/bin:/opt/ARCHIVE/bin/sparc-sun-solaris2.7:/opt/ARCHIVE/etc/script:/opt/ARCHIVE/etc/script/sqls:/opt/ARCHIVE/etc/script/utils:/opt/ARCHIVE/etc/script/startup:/opt/ARCHIVE/etc/script/shutdown:/opt/ARCHIVE/etc/script/menu:/opt/ARCHIVE/etc/script/perl:/opt/CV/bin/sparc-sun-solaris2.7:/opt/CV/etc/script:/usr/ccs/bin:/usr/sbin:/export/home/cvaradm/bin:/usr/java/lib:/usr/java1.2/bin:/opt/WV/bin/sparc-sun-solaris2.7:/ora00/app/oracle/product/8.0.5/bin:/ora00/app/oracle/admin/scripts:/ora00/app/oracle/product/8.0.5/bin:/opt/ARCHIVE/masterdb/scripts/stat_rep:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X/bin:/usr/ucb:/pub/public/sparc-sun-solaris2.7/bin:/IA/pub/GNU/sparc-sun-solaris2.7/bin:/opt/ARCHIVE/bin/sparc-sun-solaris2.7:/opt/ARCHIVE/etc/script:/opt/ARCHIVE/etc/script/sqls:/opt/ARCHIVE/etc/script/utils:/opt/ARCHIVE/etc/script/startup:/opt/ARCHIVE/etc/script/shutdown:/opt/ARCHIVE/etc/script/menu:/opt/ARCHIVE/etc/script/perl:/opt/CV/bin/sparc-sun-solaris2.7:/opt/CV/etc/script:/usr/ccs/bin:/usr/sbin:/export/home/cvaradm/bin:/usr/java/lib:/usr/java1.2/bin:/opt/WV/bin/sparc-sun-solaris2.7:/ora00/app/oracle/product/8.0.5/bin:/ora00/app/oracle/admin/scripts:/ora00/app/oracle/product/8.0.5/bin:/opt/ARCHIVE/masterdb/scripts/stat_rep:/usr/dt/bin:/usr/openwin/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/ucb:/usr/sbin:/usr/opt/SUNWmd/sbin:/usr/bin/nsr
+ export PATH
+ + tty
+ LOG=/var/log/tcup_error.log[25]: syntax error at line 28 : `&' unexpected

I may try to revise the script. Any more suggestions please let me know.

Thanks Hugo!

# 17  
Old 04-17-2002
If you use copy-paste from the web,
- make sure that a line was not unwittingly splitted.
(in the big lines use the $ to go to the end of the line)

If it's necessary use "Shift j" to lift the rest of the line.


In the following line

/opt/CV/etc/script/tcupsbmt /cvdata/download/image/A $param IMGREQ FILE 0x10 |tee -a $LOG 1>>$TTY 2>>&1

to capture the correct error code You must to delete
|tee -a $LOG 1>>$TTY 2>&1

because actually, capture the value from the tee.

Sorry. Hugo.

Last edited by hugo_perez; 04-17-2002 at 05:02 PM..
# 18  
Old 04-17-2002
If the script works from the command line... my suggestion is to just simply put the entire path of all the commands in the script so you don't have to worry about environmental variables... this also makes the script easier to debug.

For example, in our scripts, we don't use chmod, we use /bin/chmod and so forth for all commands and paths.......

... you might find that a similar approach in your cron scripts makes life a bit easier ....
# 19  
Old 04-19-2002

Hi, there,

I find that the script cann't run on crontab is because I use one of the C program cv.initd in the script. Is there any suggestions on how to run this C program on crontab?

# 20  
Old 04-19-2002
Please paste the logfile of the script. Thanks. Hugo.
# 21  
Old 04-19-2002
Question Re

Hi, Hugo,

03,23,43 * * * * /bin/cv.initd /cvdata/download/image/A filename IMGREQ FILE 0x10 1> /var/tcup.log 2> /var/tcup_error.log

the tmp/tcup.log show:

apcore03(43): more /var/log/tcup.log
System is not configured properly, unable to proceed
System is not configured properly, unable to proceed
System is not configured properly, unable to proceed
System is not configured properly, unable to proceed
System is not configured properly, unable to proceed
System is not configured properly, unable to proceed
System is not configured properly, unable to proceed
System is not configured properly, unable to proceed

at the same time, nothing in /var/tcup_error.log

the /bin/cv.initd is the C programe I try to submit files. if I run:

apcore03(47): /bin/cv.initd /cvdata/download/image/A filename IMGREQ FILE 0x10

in command line, It is great. the stuff after /bin/cv.initd is the submit format required by the C program.

Could you give me suggestions? Thanks a lot!

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