Rsync command failing as a Cron Tab

Chris cpollock at
Tue Sep 21 18:13:15 MDT 2010

On Tue, 2010-09-21 at 15:38 -0700, Ian Skinner wrote:
> We have this Rsync command that does what is desired when ran either directly OR with a shell script.
> /usr/local/bin/rsync -vvv -P --stats -zrtpl --delete --password-file=/export/home/webuser/.appprod -
> -log-file=/exp*/h*/web*/logs/rsync-log --exclude "*.htacc*" /exp*/h*/xter*/htdocs/ webuser at appprod::
> dprweb_www > /exp*/h*/web*/logs/rsync-output
> But no matter how we put it into a cron task, we get nothing.  No errors, no logs, no output, just nothing.
> 14 15 * * * cd /usr/local/doc/rsync/; ./ #WebMirror 
> Can anybody shed some light on where we can find out why this doesn't do anything?
> Ian

I'm using the below as the command for my backup cron job. Are you sure
you need the ./? Try using the whole path as I've done below and see if
that works.

cd /usr/local/bin; /usr/local/bin/


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