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Re: Query regarding cron jobs



Ankit,

   First, please configure whatever you use for mail to deal with plain
text, not HTML, and tell it to use defaults, such as prefixing each
line that you are replying to with a ">". Your replies are very
unclear.

   Second, man cron, crontab(1), crontab(5)

       mark

Ankit Mahawar wrote:
> Hi
>
> Thanks
>
> How long does it run? Are you sure that one isn't running so long that
> cron doesn't start the next? ..
>
>  killed the process before scheduling the next ..
>
> Do you mean /, or /root/? Put an env statement in the script, and have
> that print it to a file, then examine your paths.
>
> from /.
>
>
>
> Regards
> Ankit
>
>
>
>
>
>   From:       m roth 5-cent us
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>   To:         "General Red Hat Linux discussion list"
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>   Date:       09/29/2011 06:50 PM
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>   Subject:    Re: Query regarding cron jobs
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> Ankit Mahawar wrote:
>>
>> The script is getting executed a few times when scheduled through cron
>>
>> The probability of successful execution is 6/10.
>
> How long does it run? Are you sure that one isn't running so long that
> cron doesn't start the next?
> <snip>
>> Are you using complete paths in your script?  Your path in an
>> interactive
>> shell and the one supplied by cron may be different.
>>
>>  Path is  from the root dir.
>
> Do you mean /, or /root/? Put an env statement in the script, and have
> that print it to a file, then examine your paths.
> <snip>
>> How can we print the entries in /etc/cron.d  through commnad line as it
>> not showing any entries  crontab -l as the entry in /etc/cron.d is for
>> root user .
>
> You clearly don't understand what we're asking/telling you. I've never
> used cron.d; either I set up a cron job via crontab - and you can *allow*
> or disallow any user from having a crontab, or it's in /etc/cron.hourly,
> /etc/cron.daily, /etc/cron.weekly, or /etc/cron.monthly.
>
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