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Re: Re: cron/perl interaction gotchas i am missing?

by schweini (Friar)
on Jan 30, 2004 at 13:12 UTC ( #325213=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: cron/perl interaction gotchas i am missing?
in thread cron/perl interaction gotchas i am missing?

sorry - i have a tendency to antropomorphize daemons...
what i wanted to say is that that it seems to me that cron wait()s for the wget-subprocess to finish, and then calls it a day...almost as if i would've called exec() instead of system() in my script...

and i can't figure out how the enviroment influences my poor script, since it does run fine...til the wget returns....

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Re: Re: Re: cron/perl interaction gotchas i am missing?
by pelagic (Priest) on Jan 30, 2004 at 13:23 UTC
    Anyway it might have something to do with the environment the script is running in ...
    - what user's crontab is this? (root?)
    - show us the code of the script called 'root'
    then we might be able of helping you ...
    pelagic

    update:
    I just read YOUR update ... no more ideas left on my side ... besides: stay up and watch the script running at 0410 ...
      it's /etc/crontab, and 'root' is the username, which MDK ssems to use in it's crontab format....

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