Calling script vs one-liner?

From: Patrick Barnes <>
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 15:38:41 +1100

I had a long query written up about trying to figure out why my table
wasn't executing the script as I wanted, but eventually figured out that
as an incron entry this does not work:

/var/import/foo/file.txt IN_CLOSE_WRITE /usr/bin/php
/usr/share/importer/run.php foo &> /var/import/foo/report.txt

but if I have one-line bash script containing same, and have the incron

/var/import/foo/file.txt IN_CLOSE_WRITE /usr/share/importer/bash_script

Then it works fine.

This was found through trial and error, what was it about the previous
entry that breaks?
(The /var/log/cron file shows the one-liner running, no errors shown.)

-Patrick Barnes

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