* Atom Powers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [2006-06-07 15:48:35 -0700]: > I have a cronjob ( cfexecd -F ) that often hangs; but no matter how I > run it from the shell ( sh -c "cfexecd -F" & ) it never hangs. > > How can I simulate a cron job from the shell?
Whenever you have a problem like this (ie. "foo works perfectly from the command line but not from cron"), you should always run /usr/bin/env (or /bin/env) from cron, and then manually run your script with that same environment (unsetting any envariables you need to get your shell to match that of the cron environment) -- that will show you fairly quickly what is wrong. Usually it is just a PATH issue, but sometimes it may be some missing envariable that you didn't even realize existed (that your script depended on it). Thomas -- N.J. Thomas [EMAIL PROTECTED] Etiamsi occiderit me, in ipso sperabo _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"