I have a shellscript in /etc/myprog/myscript.sh that I would like to run every week. Therefore I created a symbolic link in /etc/cron.weekly:
root@ip-10-190-199-197:/etc/cron.weekly# ls -ltr total 8 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 895 2011-07-27 11:32 man-db -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 730 2011-09-24 14:55 apt-xapian-index lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 2011-11-17 05:36 myscript -> /etc/myprog/myscript.sh
To test it, I did:
cd /etc/cron.weekly sudo ./myscript
It works perfect. However, the cronjob never actually runs for some reason. Do I need to do anything to activate cron.weekly?
The contents of my /etc/myprog/myscript.sh is:
cd /var/log/myprog/ /etc/myprog/updatescript.sh 1> `date '+/etc/myprog/logs/%Y-%m-%d-cran.log'` 2> `date '+/etc/myprog/logs/%Y-%m-%d-cran-warnings.log'`