[Samba] smbclient doesn't work from cron

Bob Miller bob at computerisms.ca
Tue Apr 26 10:09:05 MDT 2011

On Tue, 2011-04-26 at 16:04 +0200, Helmut Hullen wrote:

> > I tell you I've restarted cron daemon and it always fails.
> > What's wrong in cron line ???
> One simple way to test the many problems (none of them a samba problem):  
> make a simple (executable) shell script and let cron call this shell  
> script.

I encountered a couple years ago a problem with a cron command, which I
ended up tracing to cron and the shell (debian system, cannot remember
exactly if it was a different shell or different handling of the shell
that cron uses).
My research led me to a new habit/method of creating cronjobs, one that
forces cron to execute the commands in a bash shell just like you do
from the command line.  As Helmut suggests, put your commands in a file,
and then use the bash command to call the script:
0 10 * * * bash /path/to/file/with/commands

Bob Miller
bob at computerisms.ca
Network, Internet, Server,
and Open Source Solutions

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