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Old 02-08-2002
Question cron problems

Hi there,

this time a have a other problem Smilie

i will start a script over the cron.
if i start the script manual (per command) it works without any problems, but over the cron it doesent work.
my cron looks like this:

26 15 * * * /path/ 2> /path/error.log

there is no output or information in the error.log, the file dosen't exitst.


is it a simple failure?

Thanks for your help!

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Old 02-08-2002
When you run the script manually... what user are you running it as? AS opposed to what user you have it set to run under cron for?

Check the mail for error message... anything there?
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Old 02-08-2002

Thanks for your reply.

i have start the script with a normal user, the permissions on the script is full controll for anyone (execut,write and read permissions).

how i can set a spez. user to run the script over the cron with a other user?is it possible?

i have checked the mail, but i vae no entrys for the faulty cronjob.

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Old 02-08-2002
You can set a cron job to run for most any user. If you are running the job now under root's cron, then try this. Log in as root and try running the script and see what error messages generate.

It could be a simple 'path' problem.

You can set cronjobs to run for most any user on the system.

Check your man pages for 'cron'
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