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Old 09-10-2009
Problems running a emcast from cron job

Hi,

I have problem with running emcast from cron job (I use emcast because it supports multicasting). I have simple script that looks like this:

emcast 234.5.6.1:1234 > file.ts

Script is saved like stream.sh

When I run it from shell, file is created and some data is written in it. When I try to run it from cron job, script is executed, file is created, but file size is 0.

My crontab configuration look like this:

HOME=/home/nnn/Streaming
PATH=/home/nnn/Streaming:/usr/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:$
SHELL=/bin/bash
50 * * * * stream.sh

I also tried to make some logs with this script:
emcast 234.5.6.1:1234 > fajl.ts 2>/tmp/error.log
but error.log file is empty Smilie

Thanks
# 2  
Old 09-10-2009
Code:
error.log is empty..

but what does your 'syslog' says ?
# 3  
Old 09-11-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by thegeek
Code:
error.log is empty..

but what does your 'syslog' says ?
Hi,

The problem is solved. The thing is that emcast expects data on stdin, on cron there is no terminal, and it founds no data on stdin and finishes execution. emcast has option quiet -q which tells emcast not to read from stdin, but then there is no output on stdout (which is not good in my case because i use pipe on output), so code of emcast needs to be changed in oreder to add half quiet mode that does not read from stdin but writes on stdout.

Regards
 

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