Things look quiet here. But I've been doing a lot of blogging at
dan.langille.org because I prefer WordPress now.
Not all my posts there are FreeBSD related.
I am in the midst of migrating The FreeBSD Diary over to WordPress
(and you can read about that here).
Once the migration is completed, I'll move the FreeBSD posts into the
new FreeBSD Diary website.
periodic - using it to run shell scripts9 November 1999
After testing the above script on Monday night to ensure it ran and did what I wanted,
I left my box and went to bed, secure in the knowledge that the archives would be updated
as I slept. I was wrong. The next morning the archives were untouched.
I had no idea why. But checking the file permissions I think I found out why:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 272 Nov 8 22:31 470.hypermail-adsl
As you can see, the executable bit has not been turned on. Oh well, that's easy
chmod 755 470.hypermail-adsl
Now the file looks like this:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 272 Nov 8 22:31 470.hypermail-adsl
Here's hoping that it runs properly tonight.
GOTCHA! (part 2) - Wednesday
It didn't run again. Hmmm. I asked on IRC for some clues. They
suggested path. Of course! I even remember it in the man pages. I can't
use plain old hypermail; I have to include the path. Here is the newly