[mrtg] Re: Need help when running script in crontab
mstark at primary.net
Mon Aug 2 10:38:21 MEST 1999
Have you checked the rights of scripts run under crontab. Might they be
different than your rights?
From: Ershad Shafi Chowdhury <iru at bol-online.com>
To: mrtg at list.ee.ethz.ch <mrtg at list.ee.ethz.ch>
Date: Monday, August 02, 1999 3:36 AM
Subject: [mrtg] Need help when running script in crontab
>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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