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Problem with Cron
« on: June 05, 2014, 11:15:55 AM »
 

rmcellig

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I'm still trying to nail down the problem and hopefully someone can help me.

When I run my code from the terminal, it works. When it is run from Cron, there is no recording. The file is created but when I open it, nothing. No sound, and the file size stays at 44k. When I run from the terminal, I can see the file size increasing when I look at it from a thunar window.

Any idea what is going on and what I should do?

This is the code I am using:

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arecord -t wav -f cd -d 44 /home/randy/chuo-radio-shows/testaudioJUN0514.wav

I also enclosed my sysinfo if this helps.



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Re: Problem with Cron
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 12:39:36 PM »
 

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Sorry, don't have an answer for you on this.

Question:  Did you try same thing in either of your other two OS's (Lubuntu or Crunchbang)?

Did the cronjob work on them, but is not working in LL?


Following is just wild guess based on ZERO experience with this:
Just for the hell of it, try making a temporary directory in root -- like "/TESTING" -- and point cronjob to save file there.  Maybe there is something about fact that "/home" is a network location that's causing problem.  If test works, then I'd guess that means cronjob needs to be coded differently to save to networked location.
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Re: Problem with Cron
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014, 01:00:00 PM »
 

rmcellig

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I found out that in Cron you have to put a full path which I didn't do. So far it's working. I'm still keeping an eye on it though.

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/usr/bin/arecord -t wav -f cd -d 44 /home/randy/chuo-radio-shows/testaudioJUN0514.wav
 

Re: Problem with Cron
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2014, 01:50:26 PM »
 

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Thanks for posting back with solution.

It's always the little details that get us, isn't it?
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Re: Problem with Cron
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2014, 04:30:37 PM »
 

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Your absolutely right!
 

 

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