Anonymous Anonymous - 3 months ago 7
C Question

How to set up a cron job to run an executable every hour?

I need to set up a cron job that runs an executable compiled using gcc once every hour.

I logged in as root and typed

crontab -e


Then I entered the following and saved the file.

0 * * * * /path_to_executable


However, the cron job does not work.

I see that when I type
/...path_to_executable
I get a segmentation fault.
I can only execute the executable from the folder it is located in.
Is there a way I can solve this problem?

Answer
0 * * * * cd folder_containing_exe && ./exe_name

should work unless there is something else that needs to be setup for the program to run.

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