1
From sandeep@Sandeeps-MacBook-Air.local  Fri Mar 23 20:04:23 2018
X-Original-To: sandeep
Delivered-To: sandeep@Sandeeps-MacBook-Air.local
From: sandeep@Sandeeps-MacBook-Air.local (Cron Daemon)
To: sandeep@Sandeeps-MacBook-Air.local
Subject: Cron <sandeep@Sandeeps-MacBook-Air> /Users/sandeep/Library/cootie.pl/cootie.pl cr
X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>
X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/usr/bin:/bin>
X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=sandeep>
X-Cron-Env: <USER=sandeep>
X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/Users/sandeep>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:04:22 +0530 (IST)

/bin/sh: /tmp/iu.sh: No such file or directory

I'm getting this mail quite often. What is this about? Is my Mac ok? Do I need to update something or delete anything?

$ crontab -l
4 * * * * /Users/sandeep/Library/cootie.pl/cootie.pl cr
  • 2
    Your cron job is failing and sending you mail. – fd0 Mar 23 '18 at 12:40
1

You get mail from cron whenever a cron command fails. In such cases you can use

crontab -l

to see which commands cron executes. From there you have two options

  • Run EDITOR=nano crontab -e to edit your crontab and remove the offending line
  • Fix the error in the script (/Users/sandeep/Library/cootie.pl/cootie.pl in your case)
  • how do i fix the script – Sandeep Ranjan Mar 23 '18 at 15:38
  • @SandeepRanjan Do you still need it? If yes, maybe ask a new question asking for help debugging the script. Don't forget to include the script into the question, and link to the question here for reference. – nohillside Mar 23 '18 at 15:40
  • ok i will add a new ques but where is script – Sandeep Ranjan Mar 23 '18 at 15:42
  • @SandeepRanjan In /Users/sandeep/Library/cootie.pl/cootie.pl :-) – nohillside Mar 23 '18 at 15:43
  • it did vim /Users/sandeep/Library/cootie.pl/cootie.pl it gives me file with such charecters ^G^@^@^A^C^@^@<80>^B^@^@^@^S^@^@^@^H^K^@^@ – Sandeep Ranjan Mar 23 '18 at 16:27
1

As @fd0 said in the comments, your cron job is failing.

When this happens, you receive that email with the error from the cron job.

/bin/sh: /tmp/iu.sh: No such file or directory

That's the error from the execution of the cron job. You should inspect the script and ensure it executes successfully.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .