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cron not running

cron not running

cron not running

dear all,

i have set a cronjob line below in crontab under one of the admin users - who also owns the file CleanData.sh,I expect it to run every hour,however the cron is not running.
I can execute CleanData.sh manually and it runs well.
please advice.i don't know where i went wrong.
please help.

# cron to clear
0 * * * * /klush/CleanData.sh


RE: cron not running

Make sure the appropriate PATH variable is set in the script, you can check this if you type echo $PATH in the environment you run the job interactively, and then use the same in your script, as one (if not the) first commands.

RE: cron not running

I have no problem running the script manually - i just cannot get the cron to run.
so i figure that the script contains the correct path -
i have set the cron to run hourly .

RE: cron not running

Hi below is the error message i received in mail for user oadm. i don't understand why it says CleanData.sh[9] when the crontab entry is like:-
0 * * * * /klush/CleanData.sh

and the sh file CleanData.sh is located in folder klush - when i pwd the return is /klush/CleanData.sh.

Mail message.
Message  1:
From daemon Sat Jul  3 09:30:00 2004
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2004 09:30:00 -0400
From: daemon
To: oadm

/klush/CleanData.sh[9]: java:  not found.

        cron: The previous message is the standard output
        and standard error of one of the cron commands.

please advise.
cron newbie.

RE: cron not running

As KenCunningham says you need to set the environment variables in the script.


RE: cron not running

thanks.it works after setting the PATH.

RE: cron not running

For future reference, the [9] meant that the error occurred on the ninth line of the script.

Rod Knowlton
IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert pSeries and AIX 5L

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