Joel VanderWerf <vjoel / PATH.Berkeley.EDU> did say ...
> 
> Does blah run if you comment out the timestamp line?
> 

No, unfortunately.  The idea of the timestamp line was
to see if it was a problem running ruby, or cron, or
the driver.  They all seem to be ok.

The output of /var/cron/log is

>  CMD: /opt/home/mark/bin/blah
>  mark 761 c Fri Mar 21 15:00:00 2003
<  mark 761 c Fri Mar 21 15:00:00 2003 rc=1
 
The script will runtime is around 10 mins (there
are 2 x 5 minute intentional sleeps). 

Is there anyway of working out what cron is doing or
capturing the output?  I have tried

  0,15,30,45 * * * * /opt/home/mark/bin/vtx1 > ~/tmp/cron.out 2>&1

though the cron.out file is empty ...

Thanks for your help,

-- 
-mark.

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