Re: system event and function triggered but nothing happens

From: David <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:28:35 +1100

Can you redirect the stderr and stdout of the incron call to the script
Then you will have a log of what the command did, when launched by

Could be a PATH issue.

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 09:16:39AM -0500, jared wrote:
> I ended up using the "IN_ALL_EVENTS" mask to make sure there is a trigger.
> I know my command/function/script works because when I paste it in the
> terminal it works fine.
> I know the event is getting picked up by incron because I can see the event
> register in the /var/log/messages, and the command that is executed is the
> same exact one I put into the terminal that works.
> but the action is not happening, even though the computer is telling me.
> This is what is to happen:
> I drop a pdf into a folder
> incron recognizes an item being dropped into the folder
> my script is executed  (the script converts a pdf to jpg then deletes the
> pdf file, conversion is through imagemagick)
> again, I know the script works as when I paste it in the terminal it works.
> I know incron is seeing the action as it is logged in /var/log/messages and
> notes the CMD which exactly matches what I paste in the terminal.
> the only problem is when I drop the pdf into the folder and incron registers
> in /var/log/messages nothing happens in the folder with the pdf.
> is there some thing I am missing?
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