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Re: RM to mp3 script



Nice one, that seems like a very logical way to do it.
I did try running from the at command and yes it did work.

I will check the env out.

Cheers

2009/4/4 Phil Meyer <pmeyer themeyerfarm com>:
> Paul Ward wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Ok forsome reason this script will not convert the rm stream to an mp3
>> if it runs in the cron.
>> Can someone point me in the right direction on how to fix this.
>>
>> The script is as follows:
>>
>
> ...
>
> Most often, these issues of running from command line, but not running from
> cron, are environment related.
>
> To test this, run your script once using at instead of cron, ie:
>
> at now + 1 minute
> at> script
> at><CNTRL>d
>
> If that works, then its the envoronment, and you can 'cheat' to make cron
> work.  Here is how:
>
> Repeat the above at command, but this time give it 2 or three minutes.  Long
> enough for you to 'find' the atjob.
>
> $ su -
>
> # cd /var/spool/at
> # ls
>
> You will notice at least one file here with a filename in the form of:
> a00001013b0cd1
>
> This is a script that 'at' created, and it includes your complete
> environment as of when 'at' was executed.
>
> Copy this script to some place before it runs and gets removed, ie:
>
> # cp a00001013b0cd1 /tmp/template_script.sh
> # chown myuser:mygroup /tmp/template_script.sh
>
> You now have a template you can use for cronjobs that require a user
> environment to run.
>
> Good Luck!
>
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