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# 1  
Old 09-25-2009
cron jobs not running from sudo

Hi,
I am logging into sun solaris unix box as asood user.Then sudo su_appssu
and scheduled my cron jobs.The user appssu is there In the /etc/cron.d/cron.allow . I do not understand why the jobs are not kicking by cron. Do I need to enter directly as appssu ?




Regards
Megh
# 2  
Old 09-25-2009
I have done a su and added cron entries that worked. Whats the cron entry that you added? What OS are you using? Did you check the 'x' permission of the script that you cron?
# 3  
Old 09-25-2009
crontab -l
32 23 * * * touch /u/xcs/xcsqc/scripts/testc
41 21 * * * ksh '/u/xcs/xcsqc/scripts/testcron.ksh > /u/xcs/xcsqc/scripts/testc.log'


ls -ltr testcron.ksh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 xcsqc xcs 73 Sep 24 21:38 testcron.ksh
# 4  
Old 09-25-2009
Whats the cron output? Did you try running the cron script from the prompt rather than from cron?
# 5  
Old 09-25-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by megh
41 21 * * * ksh '/u/xcs/xcsqc/scripts/testcron.ksh > /u/xcs/xcsqc/scripts/testc.log'
The previous entry looks incorrect. It should be something like:
Code:
41 21 * * * ksh -c '/u/xcs/xcsqc/scripts/testcron.ksh > /u/xcs/xcsqc/scripts/testc.log'

or better:
Code:
41 21 * * * /u/xcs/xcsqc/scripts/testcron.ksh > /u/xcs/xcsqc/scripts/testc.log

# 6  
Old 09-25-2009
can you just double check if the cron.deny files do not have the userID in there?
IF both files have userID in them, then solaris by default would read the cron.deny, thus rejecting the cron from executing.
secondly, check out this link https://www.unix.com/answers-frequent...n-crontab.html
# 7  
Old 09-25-2009
incredible, if a cron command can't execute because it's incorrectly written, there is no much point (yet) investigating if the cron.deny/ cron.allow are involved.

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