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RE: crontab and cron



This happens a lot if the shell script is not made executable.
-- 
David Blomberg
APS, CCNA, LCP, Linux+, RHCE, Server+
Nihon Libertec
dblomber@libertec.com
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Looks like you are trying to execute a command called "root". /bin/sh is the
source of the error message.

On Wednesday, December 04, 2002 4:22 PM, Harper, John P
[SMTP:john.harper@eds.com] wrote:
> I have a small problem setting up cron jobs for root on a RedHat Linux
> Server. 
> Does anyone know where cron gets its X-Cron-Env: <variable> from?
> 
> When cron executes the script, the following gets mailed to root on the
> server.
> ***********************************************************************
> m: root@localhost.localdomain (Cron Daemon)
> To: root@localhost.localdomain
> Subject: Cron <root@localhost> root /etc/httpd/conf/nmbd.chk
> X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>
> X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/root>
> X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/usr/bin:/bin>
> X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=root>
> 
> /bin/sh: root: command not found
> ************************************************************************
> No error messages appear in system logs.
> The script contains #!/bin/bash as the first line.
> sh is a link to the bash shell in the /bin directory.
> 
> I have done an extensive search on Red Hat's site for any information on
> this topic and come up dry.
> The man pages do not shed much light in to this either.
> I have never run across this before when setting up a cron or crontab job
> request.
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> John P. Harper   CCNA / MCP
> Security Administrator
> EDS Department of Education Account
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