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Old 06-08-2011
Problem with a script in crontab

Hi guys,

I have a shell script which i have put on crontab to run every min. Problem is that is isn't running.

But if i run the script from the existing location it runs perfectly.

but if i got out of the directory and run it giving the path. it doesn't work.

sh ---- works
sh /home/...../ --- doesn't work.

this is the contend of the shell script


export JAVA_HOME=/home/******/jdk1.5.0_07
export APP_HOME=/home/******/EmailProcess/bin
nohup $JAVA_HOME/bin/java -classpath .:$APP_HOME/lib/commons-discovery.jar:$APP_HOME/lib/commons-logging.jar:$APP_HOME/lib/activation.jar:$APP_HOME/lib/ojdbc14.jar:$APP_HOME/lib/commons-email-1.0.jar:$APP_HOME/lib/mail-1.3.3.jar  startSendEmails

need to know what is the issue.
Thanks for the help in advance.

Last edited by pludi; 06-08-2011 at 12:20 PM..
# 2  
Old 06-08-2011
what is the error message ??
exp file cannot be found or permission denied

may be the cron tab user don't have a permission to start the script. ??
you can check it bycreate a script in the same directory as you cron script and forward the output to a log file.

# 3  
Old 06-08-2011
The problem most likely is that you're including '.' (the current directory) in the classpath, but cron usually starts a script using /tmp or /var/tmp as the current directory. cd to your home directory first, after that it should work as intended.

If not, please post a meaningful error message, for example the message cron sends as email when a process fails.
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Old 06-08-2011
Thanks pludi after adding cd dir to the script it worked.

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