Posted on 1997-12-03
Last Modified: 2013-12-26

Maybe you can tu help me about the following question:

I have user and him name is alex, this user writed aplication "getNews".- This aplication is under
The him classpath is: CLASSPATH=/usr/java/classes:/usr/local/weblogic/classes:/usr/people/alex/

I need tu run this aplication per day, for that I wanted to put in the crontab, so!I put there but
don't receive answer.-

My expresion in the crontab is the following:
0 4 * * */sbin/sh/usr/people/alex/ >/usr/people/alex/getnews.log
My question about that is: Maybe not working because I created this crontab as root but with
shells of alex.?-
or maybe didn't create correct this crontab, or I need to put him classpath to my env?
Please If you have any solution for me, you could to sent to me e-mail

Question by:rachel1
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ID: 1295730
Is there anything in the root mailbox? Usually, if there is
a problem with a cronjob, the owner of the job will get mail.
If you want to put the cronjob under the alex account, you
can use crontab -e alex

Expert Comment

ID: 1295731
Is there anything in the root mailbox? Usually, if there is
a problem with a cronjob, the owner of the job will get mail.
If you want to put the cronjob under the alex account, you
can use crontab -e alex

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ID: 1295732

What OS and Hardware you got? Did you edit the file directly with vi? You can't do this in Solaris, as cron only recognises crontabs that have been edited with the crontab utility, in the Bourne Shell it's......

#> EDITOR=vi
#> export EDITOR
#> crontab -e "user Name"

I don't know what type of UNIX you have, but maybe you can work out the equivalent for your OS. The users crontab will run programs as that user, but only that user can edit his own crontab file, unless of course you are root. Then when you initialise the users crontab it will run with his permissions. As a general rule, I always su to that user, then edit the crontab. That way you cant accidently edit the wrong one.


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rickyr earned 50 total points
ID: 1295733
I just noticed that you have irix in a pathname, so I'll asume that you are running irix. I have done this in the past

#crontab -l > root.cron
#vi root.cron
--->edit file here<---
#cat root.cron | crontab


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