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Crond doesn't seem to be working

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I have put things in the /etc/cron.daily folder and the script doesn't seem to run. As I look, it doesn't seem any of those scripts in there (from Mandriva) seem to be running. If I run the command: run-parts --report /etc/cron.monthly it will start executing those scripts...

 

Crond is running according to mcc - so what is the deal?

 

 

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Maybe a stupid question: Did you make your scripts executable? (chmod +x) and given them the right permissions?

Edited by scarecrow

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Environment variables won't be called by cron. You need to set the PATH variable or use the full path to the binary like so:

 

30 3 * * * /bin/sh /mail/mailbox.size.check.sh

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If you're machine isn't running all the time, you can also install anacron which will mean that as soon as you power it up, any scripts that were meant to run will run.

 

But I expect that you're script isn't executable, or alternatively at the beginning of the file you've forgotten to add this:

 

#!/bin/bash

 

would have to be on the first line.

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