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I have a very strange problem. I've placed a script into /etc/cron.daily on my Ubuntu 12.04 server, gave it the appropriate permissions (0755), and assumed it would run correctly. I guess that was too much of an assumption.

The script name is as follows:

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root   801 Sep 16 16:24 ehcleanup.sh

When I run run-parts --test /etc/cron.daily it actually doesn't show up in the list:

/etc/cron.daily/apache2
/etc/cron.daily/apt
/etc/cron.daily/aptitude
/etc/cron.daily/dpkg
/etc/cron.daily/logrotate
/etc/cron.daily/mlocate
/etc/cron.daily/passwd
/etc/cron.daily/standard

Am I on drugs, or is there something else that needs to be done to get this script to run?

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man run-parts

The filenames must follow some rules. Remove the ".sh" and it will be ok.

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Ugh....small, simple things as always. Thank you! –  Scott Crooks Sep 17 '12 at 10:23

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