how to run jar file using cron?

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by shoaibahmedbaig, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. shoaibahmedbaig

    shoaibahmedbaig New Member

    hi guys ,

    i want to run jar file using crontab -e
    here is the following :

    my jar file is in my home directory which is :


    I m using IBMJava2-142-ia32-SDK-1.4.2-8.0.i386.rpm which is installed in


    now i want to schedule my jar file to run every monday at morning .

    here is my cron entry :

    30 11 * * * /opt/IBMJava2-142/bin/java -jar /home/shoaib/my.jar

    could u please tell me wats wrong with that command and my back-end database sever is IBM DB2 9.0.

    this command is run normally but when i schedule it through cron it didn't run, waiting for your response .


  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Please try to use full paths in /home/shoaib/my.jar. Cron's environment variables are a bit different from what you have on the shell.

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