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Thread: Unix Cron Job

  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Unix Cron Job

    I am facing some problem while executing the process thru cron. My execution scripts (KORN shell) will be something as below:

    echo U$(tput kf9)$(tput kf9)|/prog/bin/prog1.exe M A 1>/prog/log/cron.log

    In my cron.log, I can see that the 1st input parameters is not passing in to the program correctly therefore it is prompting invalid entry. However, when I execute the program manually thru command line,it is working fine.

    The term and termcap was exported correctly in my script.
    The /prog/bin/prog1.exe was written in INFORMIX-4GL.

    Anyone have any clue what cause the problem?


    /prog/log/cron.log details:
    ---------------------------
    ENTRY TO CREATE THE IMP AND LOG ACCOUNTS "ADD" FILE, ENTER 'A' O
    R TO CREATE THE IMP AND LOG ACCOUNTS "UPDATE" FILE, ENTER 'U' OR TO PREPAR
    E THE "ADD" OR "UPDATE" FILE FOR FTP TRANSMISSION, ENTER 'S' ENTER YOUR CHOICE..
    . (A/U/S) prog.exe/01 A. A. A. DATE 26/06/2006 VERSION 6.7.00 CREATE/SAVE IMP
    /LOG FILE FOR IBS F7 CANCEL / F9 ACCEPT ^HU^HH^H Invalid entry
    Invalid entry Invalid entry Invali
    d entry Invalid entry

  2. #2
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    Cool


    You cannot execute interactive script through "cron".
    The person who says it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it. -- Chinese proverb

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