Problem running Python script as cron job
mwh21 at cam.ac.uk
Mon Apr 10 15:49:27 EDT 2000
"William R. Dickson" <wrd at awenet.com> writes:
> In article <38EE41F4.8050708 at gmx.net>, Per Kistler <kistler at gmx.net>
> > Hi Bill
> > 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 PYTHONINSPECT=x)
and force prompts, even if stdin does not appear to be a terminal
-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 #!cmd
-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 ...
... but I guess there are some things that are so gross you just have
to forget, or it'll destroy something within you. perl is the first
such thing I have known. -- Erik Naggum, comp.lang.lisp
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