Crontab does not works

  • Hi,

    I have this dummy cronjob.

    [root@fw /home/user/watchdog_snort]# crontab -l | tail -1
    */1 * * * * root /bin/bash /home/user/watchdog_snort/
    [root@fw /home/user/watchdog_snort]# cat /home/user/watchdog_snort/
    echo "prueba" > /home/user/watchdog_snort/watchdog_logs
    [root@fw /home/user/watchdog_snort]# wc -l watchdog_logs
           0 watchdog_logs
    [root@fw /home/user/watchdog_snort]# env -i SHELL=/bin/sh PATH=/etc:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin HOME=/root LOGNAME=dru /home/user/watchdog_snort/
    [root@fw /home/user/watchdog_snort]# wc -l watchdog_logs
           1 watchdog_logs

    As you can see, the script works fine even with the cron env. However, dummy script does not works in a cron schedule.
    Have you got any ideas about why It is happening?


  • Netgate Administrator

    /bin/bash doesn't exist in pfSense, use /bin/sh.

    What error do you see when it tries to run?