Thursday, May 2, 2013

crontab tweakings

Remember to place a minimal configuration in your /etc/crontab or in your crontab -e


Exec format error (in cron)
If you are like me, you sometimes get lazy and forget to include the shell command at the top of your scripts. This usually isn't a problem, but in certain cases (where the shell isn't set, or doesn't exist yet) it will cause problems. So, even if your script is set to be executable (chmod +x), you'll receive an error like:

Exec format error

Just such a case manifests itself when using a script through cron (and run-parts). To remedy this problem put the following at the beginning of the script:


Brian Oneill

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