cron job logging

Posted on 2004-09-17
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16

I m using RH7.3 -> created a cron job at /etc/cron.d folder

at every interval of 3mins execute a script ->scripts performs a check on 2 file, if it found then write to a file.

from the /var/log/message -> i can see that i perform the job, but it does not write to file after it has checked the 2 file. (by right it should). I set the cron job permission as root & the scripts file has the permission to execute.

how can i enabled the cron job script logging? just to make sure where it goes wrong?

pls advice
Question by:pyloh
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owensleftfoot earned 150 total points
ID: 12082716
Does  your script contain the full path to any programs or files used? Cron doesnt run with the same environment as root - the path settings will be different.

Author Comment

ID: 12082773

Yes, that is the main problem. After adding the full path i have no issue.


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