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Old 08-18-2008
cron problem

I'm using Red Hat and I need to get cron working and I'm not sure what the problem is. As a test I've done the following:

1) In /etc/cron.d I've created a file called date with the following contents
2) */1 * * * * root date >> /root/thedate
3) This works perfectly. It sends the date every minute to /root/thedate with no problem


Then when I tried the following, it would not work:

1) In /etc/cron.d I changed the file named "date" to contain the following:
2) */1 * * * * root /root/date.sh
3) The contents of /root/date.sh is the following:
#!/bin/sh
date >> /root/thedate
4) I chmoded /root/date.sh to 700 and was able to run it by executing ./date.sh
5) However, crond would not run this cron job and I am confused

Any help is appreciated.
# 2  
Old 08-19-2008
maybe cron isn't running as root

you chmod'd to 700 so that means only root can do anything with the file.

try chmod 755 to see if that helps
 

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