Script failing with cryptic non-usefull message

Script failing with cryptic non-usefull message

Post by Harry Putna » Sat, 31 Mar 2001 00:50:51

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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