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Crontab & Procmail problem

Prajakti Joshi
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Joined: May 29, 2002
Posts: 2
Hi,
I'm trying to run a perl script through the procmail in a crontab. But I'm getting an error "Error writing to file", when the cron runs. However, when I run the same script from command line, it works fine, without any errors.
Following is the procmailrc file :

I'm getting the error when it tries to run ParseMail.pl.
Can anyone help me out on this?
Thanks,
Prajakti.
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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Look in parsemail.pl and see if it's making any assumptions about what the current working directory may be (relative paths).


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Prajakti Joshi
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Joined: May 29, 2002
Posts: 2
Hi,
Actually I'm calling a script from ParseMail.pl, which in turn uses Metamail along with "expect". Following is the code in the script :

When it's run manually, the script works fine, but when set in a cron, it doesn't seem to work.
Thanks,
prajakti.
 
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