In the last episode (Jun 07), Atom Powers said: > On 6/7/06, Olivier Nicole <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >> How can I simulate a cron job from the shell? There must be > >> something different about the way cron is executing this > >> command... > > > >Counld be different environment variables set, different working > >directory... > > That's what I'm trying to find out. The cron man pages are ... empty > on the subject. > > >Any diagnostic when it hangs? > > Not that I can tell. It runs on schedule but it never clears it's > locks (which it puts on files at is edits them) as it is supposed to; > and it does when run from the shell. > > So it truth, it's not so much that it "hangs", it does terminate, but > it doesn't honor it's lock time-outs like it does when run outside of > cron.
Try running it from truss (truss -f -o /var/tmp/truss.out mycommand), and see if there's anything interesting in the log. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"