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My crontab command in RedHat 8 is */1 * * * * /home/arasuk/share_file/searcha The above command works fine with the following simple script put in "searcha" (executable) #!/bin/sh ls .. But not with the following #!/bin/sh cp r.file r.out This latter script work in command line. I give absolute path to the command. Any clue for the latter to work? Thanks. -arasu...

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    My crontab command in RedHat 8 is

    */1 * * * * /home/arasuk/share_file/searcha

    The above command works fine with the following
    simple script put in "searcha" (executable)

    #!/bin/sh
    ls

    .. But not with the following

    #!/bin/sh
    cp r.file r.out

    This latter script work in command line. I give absolute path
    to the command. Any clue for the latter to work?

    Thanks.

    -arasu


    sheller Guest

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    sheller wrote: 

    Are you making an assumption about the working directory?

    Try

    cp /path/to/file/r.file /path/to/file/r.out

    JohnK
    JohnK Guest

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    In article <dppmco$eea$cc.uq.edu.au>,
    "sheller" <edu.au> wrote:
     

    What error does it get?
     

    If it complains "file not found", it's probably because cron isn't
    running the script in the directory you expect.

    --
    Barry Margolin, mit.edu
    Arlington, MA
    *** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me ***
    *** PLEASE don't copy me on replies, I'll read them in the group ***
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