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Re^2: system call in crontab

by naildownx (Beadle)
on Jul 20, 2009 at 04:24 UTC ( #781520=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: system call in crontab
in thread system call in crontab

That's what I would like to know...I don't see any when I try to log it..
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Re^3: system call in crontab
by Plankton (Vicar) on Jul 20, 2009 at 04:31 UTC
    If you cronjob exit with a non-zero value it typically sends the error message as an email to root. But since you have been getting those emails you probably want to capture the error messages to a file. You can do this my redirecting standard error to a file. Do that that add the string  /tmp/error.txt 2>&1 to your cronjob entry. It would look something like this:
    1 * * * * /usr/whatever/foo > /tmp/error.txt 2>&1

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