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# 1  
Old 03-19-2014
Log error from cron job into log file

Hi

Please would it be right to log the errors from a script running in cron in the following manner:
Code:
/datax/vendor/dump.sh > /datax/vendor/err.log 2>&1

# 2  
Old 03-19-2014
Anything you can do in a script that you run interactively you can do in a script run by cron. However, try to always use full pathnames since cron won't know about path parameters (unless you've set them within the script), and always set all variables within the script since cron won't know about such variables set in the likes of .profile

Otherwise, yes, no problem. Give it a test run.
# 3  
Old 03-19-2014
It depends if the account you are running it as has permissions to write to (or create) the file. It will fail if you try to write to a directory.

If it's not working, do you have anything in the cron log file?



Robin
# 4  
Old 03-19-2014
it has permissions, I am setting up now first time
# 5  
Old 03-19-2014
Yes, thats OK ... but now how will you recognise a normal execution from a bad? You will always have to look at your log... I always separate them in cron if the job is important, <job>.log and <job>.err and if in a rush will look if .err is greater than 0...
# 6  
Old 03-19-2014
@vbe......yes, that's a very good point.
# 7  
Old 03-19-2014
Log error from cron entry into log file

Ok, @vbe, please can you share or give an example of the syntax?
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