I apologise if this has been asked before but I am not sure how to question a search query for this. I am extremely new to linux and I have been learning as I go to solve issues.
I am trying to set up working cron jobs to restart a game server I am running.
Currently my crontab looks like this
#backup world as instructed by https://github.com/g1franc/SEDS-Setup 0 0 * * * /home/root/spaceengineers/start.sh backupworld #close server 1 0 * * * /usr/bin/screen -S spaceengineers -X stuff "^C" #close screen 2 0 * * * /usr/bin/screen -S spaceengineers -X stuff "^M" #recreate server 3 0 * * * /home/root/spaceengineers/start.sh
Now on the backup world I get in my syslog file located at
/var/log i get
May 24 00:00:01 SpaceEngineers CRON: (root) CMD (/home/root/spaceengineers/start.sh backupworld) May 24 00:00:01 SpaceEngineers CRON: (CRON) info (No MTA installed, discarding output)
and that is also the same with the recreate server
May 24 00:03:01 SpaceEngineers CRON: (root) CMD (/home/root/spaceengineers/start.sh /usr/bin/screen -x spaceengineers) May 24 00:03:01 SpaceEngineers CRON: (CRON) info (No MTA installed, discarding output)
The other commands work perfectly fine.
now before anyone questions why I have structured my code the way I have, its because the tutorial i was following says to start the server via
~/spaceengineers/start.sh -x spaceengineers
and from what I have read i need to do /usr/bin/screen to access any screen commands in Cron
What am I doing wrong and what do I need to do to rectify my issues.
EDITED: Changed the crontab to match current contents on my server, issues remain the same
Pastebin of start.sh