Question

Can't get Cron to work

  • Posted on January 2, 2014
  • boraAsked by bora

Hi guys, I’m having an issue with Cron to work.This is what I have in the crontab, that’s supposed to run every 5 minutes on Thursday:

SHELL=/bin/sh PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin */5 * * * 4 root cd /home/rails/jukely-web && rails runner -e production ‘Pinger.send_test_sms’

But it’s not running. If I execute cd /home/rails/jukely-web && rails runner -e production ‘Pinger.send_test_sms’ from the console it runs fine.

Am I missing something in the syntax or config I wonder. I read the docs and checked the other questions but no dice.

Thanks, Bora


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Just did that and still not working. I’d be happy to give you access to the droplet and put an end to this month long ticket :)

Try creating a file with this as its contents: <br><pre>#!/bin/bash <br>PATH=/usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p448/bin/rails:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin <br>cd /home/rails/jukely-web <br>rails runner -e production ‘Pinger.send_test_sms’ </pre> <br>and editing your crontab file to look like this: <br><pre>* * * * * bash /path/to/file</pre>

Yeah I tried removing root before and now again and it didn’t help. I’m happy to give you access to the droplet if you’d like to take a look. Thanks Kamal! <br> <br>Bora