Cryptic message from Cron

Cryptic message from Cron

Post by Wilhelm Fitzpatric » Wed, 16 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Cron narfed up the following gem last night:

>    Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 06:42:58 -0700 (PDT)

> find: Web: No such file or directory

I peeked at the scripts in /etc/cron.daily, and there is one called find
that does something involving rebuidling the "" database
(whatever that is).

Does anyone have a moment to explain what this message is trying to
indicate, and if it is at all important?

I'm running Debian 1.2



1. Script failing with cryptic non-usefull message

The script in question is a mail and news fetching script that runs
emacs in batch mode.  When run from the command line it gives no
errors and it works.  Not quoting the script here just the pertinent
line and error output when run from a crontab file.
The script itself sets and extensive PATH.  So that shouldn't be an

Not actually clear if it totally fails.  Some things its supposed to
do seem to get done.

This question is not about the emacs command itself which is correct
and known to work.

emacs -q --no-site-file -batch -l \
 ~/.emacs-dir/batch-fetch.el -f lars-fetch-news


Error message:

/home/reader/scripts/ line 47: 28765 I/O possible
        emacs -q --no-site-file -batch -l \
~/.emacs-dir/batch-fetch.el -f lars-fetch-news

All on one line in the error output.  That is line 47 in toto.  It is
a command line batch command for emacs and is correct when run from
the command line.

What does the `I/O possible' tell us? I'm guessing the `28765' is the
process number.

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