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Cron Job Assistance



5:04 pm on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm having a spot of bother with the cron job shown below.

What it suppose to do is:

1. Unzip the zip files in the given directory
2. Move the zip files into a zip directory
3. Move the log file after it has been unzipped into the logs directory.

The trouble I am having is that I'm not quite how to put this all together I've had a go, I've used the pipe command but I don't think that is the right command to use.


30 09 * * * /usr/bin/unzip /home/sites/test.domain.com/ex*.zip mv /home/sites/test.domain.com/ex*.zip /home/sites/test.domain.com/zips mv /home/sites/test.domain.com/ex*.log /home/sites/test.domain.com/logs

Thanks again.


5:09 pm on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Put the commands that you want executed into a shell script, make sure that the script is executable and then call the script from your cronjob.


in script.sh

/usr/bin/unzip /home/sites/test.domain.com/ex*.zip
mv /home/sites/test.domain.com/ex*.zip /home/sites/test.domain.com/zips
mv /home/sites/test.domain.com/ex*.log /home/sites/test.domain.com/logs

and then in your cron file

30 09 * * * script.sh

Hope this works



5:17 pm on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Thanks Johnt,

Much appreciated for the feedback, and so quick as well, nice! :o)



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