[mrtg] Need help when running script in crontab
Ershad Shafi Chowdhury
iru at bol-online.com
Mon Aug 2 10:39:52 MEST 1999
hi! I have script that calculates the total number of users online and
redirects output to four lines with no problems. But the same script, when
run from crontab returns a value of "zero". basically the script looks like
telnet hostname 987 | grep user | wc -l > filename
The output from "telnet" from cron is
Connected to maia.bol-online.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
Connection closed by foreign host.
with all the stuff inbetween missing, so obviously "grep" can't find any
"user" and "wc" counts zero lines!
I figured someone else here must have faced a similar problem. Any
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