Problem running Python script as cron job
William R. Dickson
wrd at awenet.com
Mon Apr 10 22:24:12 CEST 2000
In article <m3k8i5los8.fsf at atrus.jesus.cam.ac.uk>, Michael Hudson
<mwh21 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> > > Try stderr?
> > > /path/prog > /path/log 2>&1
> > >
> > > Maybe it spits some errors?
> > Tried that, but I still wind up with an empty log. Anyway to force it
> > to write immediately rather than buffering?
> [mwh21 at atrus mwh21]$ python --bleargh
> Unknown option: --
> usage: python [option] ... [-c cmd | file | -] [arg] ...
> Options and arguments (and corresponding environment variables):
> -d : debug output from parser (also PYTHONDEBUG=x)
> -i : inspect interactively after running script, (also
> and force prompts, even if stdin does not appear to be a
> -O : optimize generated bytecode (a tad; also PYTHONOPTIMIZE=x)
> -OO : remove doc-strings in addition to the -O optimizations
> -S : don't imply 'import site' on initialization
> -t : issue warnings about inconsistent tab usage (-tt: issue errors)
> -u : unbuffered binary stdout and stderr (also PYTHONUNBUFFERED=x)
> -v : verbose (trace import statements) (also PYTHONVERBOSE=x)
> -x : skip first line of source, allowing use of non-Unix forms of
> -X : disable class based built-in exceptions
> -c cmd : program passed in as string (terminates option list)
> file : program read from script file
> - : program read from stdin (default; interactive mode if a tty)
> arg ...: arguments passed to program in sys.argv[1:]
> Other environment variables:
> PYTHONSTARTUP: file executed on interactive startup (no default)
> PYTHONPATH : ':'-separated list of directories prefixed to the
> default module search path. The result is sys.path.
> PYTHONHOME : alternate <prefix> directory (or <prefix>:<exec_prefix>).
> The default module search path uses <prefix>/python1.5.
> so that'll be `python -u' then ...
Heh...dowh. If you're ever in Seattle, I owe you a beer :).
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