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comment Cron job not running
In the system logs, you only see whether the job ran or not. If you haven't set up local email (which takes about a minute on any major distribution), then errors from the shell running the job have nowhere to go.
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answered get rsync to dereference symlinked dirs presented on cmdline like find -H
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answered How to prevent a new user to inherit the files of a deleted user?
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answered Is cmp faster than diff -q?
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comment Cron job not running
Ah, so you did have the backslashes before the percent signs after all? I didn't keep up with your edits. Then you receive error messages in email. Make sure that local email is working, and look at the error messages in that email. Note that your job only runs once per hour.
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revised In what situation would a tarball (.tgz) be almost the same size as the original
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comment Cron job not running
possible duplicate of How can I execute `date` inside of a cron tab job?
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comment In what situation would a tarball (.tgz) be almost the same size as the original
@GreggLeventhal Non-sequential file names, noisy HTML, minified JS, etc. likely have negligible influence on your archive size.
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revised In what situation would a tarball (.tgz) be almost the same size as the original
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answered In what situation would a tarball (.tgz) be almost the same size as the original
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revised Get the part of a line before the last slash
apparently this is asking for dirname, not basename
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answered Create a directory if it doesn't exist in TCL
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comment Get the part of a line before the last slash
Do you want the directory part up to the last /, or the file name without leading directory parts? “Cut out” is ambiguous, and we've interpreted it differently.
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answered Get the part of a line before the last slash
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revised paste command puts result on separate lines, instead of columns on the same line
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revised ~./inputrc file not sourcing correctly
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comment What is ELF Magic?
Regarding magic, see also Linux file command classifying files
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revised What does /bin/rm -f <file> do in Unix?
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revised Why does every user have his own group?
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revised Using sed with herestring (<<<) and read -a
note that unquoted expansion performs globbing