--On Friday, May 11, 2007 19:45:22 +0000 Duane Hill <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

On Fri, 11 May 2007, Paul Schmehl wrote:


Then try running this in your cron job:
/bin/sh /etc/scriptfile

Bet it does work.  :-)

Yes, but if the OP has:

# !/bin/sh

as the first line, the file owned by root and the executable flag for
user set, shouldn't it execute from cron as just:

/etc/scriptfile

??

Yes, but I always like cron jobs to specifically call absolute path to the binary of choice. That way someone couldn't substitute a different binary by altering the path and force a cron job to do something unexpected.

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Paul Schmehl ([EMAIL PROTECTED])
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas
http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/security/

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