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General info:


Ubuntu 18.04

Script folder:


Serie folder:

/home/Emby/Anime/Goblin Slayer

I normally execute the script at folder like this:

./canon_vids [folder]

./canon_vids Goblin\ Slayer/


I want to execute the script with crontab every 10 minutes as root.

I tried adding like this but isnt working.

*/10 * * * * root sh /home/Emby/Anime/canon_vids /home/Emby/Anime/Goblin\ Slayer/

marked as duplicate by steeldriver, Jeff Schaller, jimmij, Thomas, X Tian Feb 16 at 11:50

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  • Added how, where? What flavor / version of Unix or Linux are you using? The file format may be slightly different (in particular whether the user field should be present or not) – steeldriver Feb 15 at 23:55
  • Added: Ubuntu 18.04 – Vinanrra Feb 16 at 0:01

*/10 * * * * /home/Emby/Anime/canon_vids /home/Emby/Anime/Goblin\ Slayer/ > /dev/null 2>&1

Its like that u dont need root and i added " > /dev/null 2>&1" to remove mail alerts

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