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cron/perl interaction gotchas i am missing?by schweini (Friar)
|on Jan 30, 2004 at 12:39 UTC||Need Help??|
schweini has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
i have the following line in my crontab:
that script is supposed to connect to various stores, and download a file (using 'wget') from each one.
my problem is that it seems to enter the for-loop (that is iterating over the stores), and it does the first call to wget (via system()) just fine, but after having downloaded the required file, somehow doesn't continue - almost as if cron doesn't give control back to the script after the wget.
if i run my script in a terminal, everything works fine, so i guess it's a cron/perl interaction thing.
anyone know what i am overlooking?
Update: This is on Mandrake 9.1, and (although i couln't find it in the docs anywhere) all the other crontab lines have the username under which to run the command in front of it there, so i just did the same, and the program DOES run...