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Tomas Hulata 09-28-2012 11:35 PM

command isn't working in crontab
 
Hello, below command works in command line but not as a cronjob can
someone explain me why?


23 58 * * * root cd /some_path/;mkdir "CAM1-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)";mv
./CAM1/*.* ./"CAM1-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)"/;mkdir "CAM2-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)";mv
./CAM2/*.* ./"CAM2-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)"/


I want to move files from /some_path/CAM1 directory to directory called
CAM1-'today date' and the same for /some_path/CAM2 directory


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Neal Murphy 09-29-2012 12:05 AM

command isn't working in crontab
 
On Friday, September 28, 2012 07:35:04 PM Tomas Hulata wrote:
> Hello, below command works in command line but not as a cronjob can
> someone explain me why?
>
> 23 58 * * * root cd /some_path/;mkdir "CAM1-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)";mv
> ./CAM1/*.* ./"CAM1-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)"/;mkdir "CAM2-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)";mv
> ./CAM2/*.* ./"CAM2-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)"/
>
> I want to move files from /some_path/CAM1 directory to directory called
> CAM1-'today date' and the same for /some_path/CAM2 directory

Perhaps cron doesn't know how to run those commands. Try:
23 58 * * * root /bin/bash -c "cd /some_path/;mkdir "CAM1-$(date +%d.
%m.%Y)";mv ./CAM1/*.* ./"CAM1-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)"/;mkdir "CAM2-$(date +%d.
%m.%Y)";mv ./CAM2/*.* ./"CAM2-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)"/"


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Tomas Hulata 09-29-2012 12:20 AM

command isn't working in crontab
 
double quotes are OK but % is not, it is special character in
crontab , I have found it here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cron



On 29.09.2012 02:05, Neal Murphy wrote:

On Friday, September 28, 2012 07:35:04 PM Tomas Hulata wrote:


Hello, below command works in command line but not as a cronjob can
someone explain me why?

23 58 * * * root cd /some_path/;mkdir "CAM1-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)";mv
./CAM1/*.* ./"CAM1-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)"/;mkdir "CAM2-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)";mv
./CAM2/*.* ./"CAM2-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)"/

I want to move files from /some_path/CAM1 directory to directory called
CAM1-'today date' and the same for /some_path/CAM2 directory



Perhaps cron doesn't know how to run those commands. Try:
23 58 * * * root /bin/bash -c "cd /some_path/;mkdir "CAM1-$(date +%d.
%m.%Y)";mv ./CAM1/*.* ./"CAM1-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)"/;mkdir "CAM2-$(date +%d.
%m.%Y)";mv ./CAM2/*.* ./"CAM2-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)"/"








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Wilko Fokken 09-29-2012 02:11 AM

command isn't working in crontab
 
On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 01:35:04AM +0200, Tomas Hulata wrote:
> Hello, below command works in command line but not as a cronjob can
> someone explain me why?
>
> 23 58 * * * root cd /some_path/;mkdir "CAM1-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)";mv
> ./CAM1/*.* ./"CAM1-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)"/;mkdir "CAM2-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)";mv
> ./CAM2/*.* ./"CAM2-$(date +%d.%m.%Y)"/
>
> I want to move files from /some_path/CAM1 directory to directory called
> CAM1-'today date' and the same for /some_path/CAM2 directory

Dealing with 'crontab', I used the following time/date sequence:

minutes hours day-of-month month day-of-week
--------------

In your example, you started with hours, followed by minutes.

I hope, my sequence indicated above might work for you.


(Have a nice cron)

Wilko

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