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Old 04-10-2002
Why won't my script run?

On the following script that I get an error when I try to execute as root:

bash: /root/util/mv_log.sh: Permission denied

datetag=`date --date='1 day ago' +"%b%d%Y"`

logname=`find /opt/bea/wlserver6.1/config/*/logs/ -iname 'access.log0*' -mtime -1 -print`

mv $logname $logname.$datetag

It will run just fine if I do this

# . ./mv_log.sh

What am I missing? I would like to run this from crontab.
# 2  
Old 04-10-2002
Try checking the file permissions on that script, and changing it as necessary to have execute permissions. Smilie

you could do a "chmod +x mv_log.sh" and it should run.
# 3  
Old 04-11-2002
The first line:
should be #!/usr/bin/sh or #!/usr/bin/ksh, or which ever shell you use.
When run as a script (./script_name), it tries to use /usr/bin as an interpreter, which of course a directory can not do.
When you source it ( . ./script_name ), it takes the # to mean it's a comment, so ignores it and executes the rest.
# 4  
Old 04-11-2002
Also, dont forget to give the full filepath from root in the crontab file (in addition to changing the mode of file as told by doeboy)
# 5  
Old 04-11-2002
Got it working ... Thanks.

The file has permissions set to 770.

I changed to #!/bin/bash and that fixed it.

Thanks LivinFree, doeboy, & inpavan.
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