crontab not running script

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Data crontab not running script

Hi All,
I am having the below script to be run from crontab, it it doesnt run.
1 * * * * /home/cobr_ext/  > /home/cobr_ext/temp.txt

when i run i manally it runs without any issues.

Could please help me as to why doesnt it run the script.Smilie

Last edited by Franklin52; 10-24-2012 at 04:54 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for data and code samples
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With "it doesnt run" you mean, it starts but does not work as expected, I suppose? This is a common problem, most likely shell variables are not defined, as they are in your login shell environment. Cron starts commands with a minimal environment and does not include files like .profile, .bash_profile, .kshrc, .bash_rc, etc.
# 3  
Could you please let me know how your running manually and permission of the .
# 4  
below is the content of the script:
chmod 777 /home/cobr_ext/*.*

and i have given full 777 permission for script.

./ --> i run the script using this.

Now the problem, it is running the script sometimes.
I login as su - username and manually change the file permission in the dir as we receive the files with 640 permission and i want the script to change the file permission to 777 and have scheduled it using crontab.
but the crontab is not executing the shell script for some reason.
I have checked the /var/log and tmp.txt for any outptus errors and it doesnt have any.

Please help.

Last edited by Scott; 10-24-2012 at 07:53 AM.. Reason: Code tags
# 5  
Originally Posted by abhi_123
below is the content of the script:
chmod 777 /home/cobr_ext/*.*

Please help.
You dont need a script for this, just enter this in your crontab file.
# 6  
2 things:
1) Is it in root cronfile?
2) you execute your script like:
./ -->

but from where?
As already mentionned cron is quite stupid and knows nothing about your environment...
I will not repeat myself XXX time since there are so many threads already about this kind of issue, unless you can show us you have something else and in which case you will awaken the ape's curiosity hidden in each of us (I hope... me anyway...)
# 7  
hergp was most probably spot on in his first posting: you are falling for Cron Problem Number One. Follow the link for the solution.

I hope this helps.


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