service jbossas status -> command will check the jbossas status

jbossas(PID) is running (if jbossas is running)

jbossas is stopped (if jbossas is stopped)

#set -x

stus=$(service jbossas status)

var=$(ps -ef | grep -i '[/]jboss')


if [ -z "$var" ]; then

echo "service jbossas status" >>$OUT_LOG

echo "$stus" >>$OUT_LOG

mail -s "Please check for possbile impact $(stus)" aaa@aaa.com << $OUT_LOG


echo "'$stus'"


NOTE:JBOSS process is not running on server so the o/p will be jboss is stopped .

If i execute the script manually in the shell(balck screen cmd prompt)


Im receiving the mail with below subject and script is working fine

"Please check for possible impact jbossas is stopped"

but when i schedule it in the cron

* * * * * /aaa/jboss_status.ksh > /aaa/jboss_status.ksh.error 2>&1

Im receiving the mail with below subject "Please check for possbile impact" NOTE :"jbossas is stopped " is not getting printed at end of the subject

In getting below error in the error file created by cron

/aaa/jboss_status.ksh[20]: service: not found [No such file or directory]

The script is executing fine in cron but the output returned by the

command : service jbossas status 
op: jboss stopped 

is not getting printed in the subject


You may need to source your bash_profile or bash_rc at the top of your script

on ubuntu

source /home/<user>/.bash_profile

some other linuxes

source /home/<user>/.bash_rc

Did you check the PATH variable for the user running the cron , it should have the path to the used script or its dependencies . Compare the paths with :

echo $PATH 

under the user which you run the script manually , and with the user which run the script in the cron .

  • Hi Begoul , Thanks for the quick revert . im running the script with my id manually as well scheduled cron under my id . if $path is the issue then why for cron job scheduled for this script under my id alone is throwing error . i guess the issue is something related to the line stus=$(service jbossas status) as cron is throwing error as as "service: not found [No such file or directory]"
    – star
    Nov 19 '16 at 9:34
  • crontab -e as user SHELL=/bin/bash PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/bin/X11 The variable for SHELL mußt you adapt to your settigns.
    – user192526
    Nov 19 '16 at 10:46
  • @star just try it with the full path to service to verify. Check which service for that. Nov 19 '16 at 13:06
  • Hi jacob/Bahamut the script is working fine when ran manually but only while scheduling in cron im getting this error . if the issue is with PATH then why did the script work fine when i ran it manually ?
    – star
    Dec 2 '16 at 17:31

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