- Red Hat Enterprise Linux3/4/5
- cron (Any version)
- crontab does not execute sh scripts
- The script works fine if it manually ran from either its own directory or another directory.
- However when script added to /etc/crontab, it seems to run at the scheduled time but the results or output is null
- According to /var/log/cron the script runs, and the permissions seem ok
Here is hte the syntax used for the entry in /etc/crontab
13 0 *** root run-parts /scripts/ftp.sh
And the permissions on the script is :
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 1906 May 12 10:44 /scripts/ftp.sh
- Either remove the run-parts or point run-parts to the directory which contains the script(s) that needs to be executed.
For example: 13 0 *** /scripts/ftp.sh
run-partsexpects a directory name which contains the script(s) as the arguments, hence pointing run-parts to a script will not work.
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