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how can you execute a node js script via a cron job


how can you execute a node js script via a cron job  using -'node.js,cron,crontab'

Quite simply, I have node script that I want to execute once a month.

30 6 1 * * node /home/steve/example/script.js


But this doesn't work, presumably because of path or the shell the command is being ran under. I've tried the following means of executing node via cron (tested with -v):

steve@atom:~$ node -v
v0.4.2

steve@atom:~$ sh node -v
sh: Can't open node

steve@atom:~$ bash node -v
/usr/local/bin/node: /usr/local/bin/node: cannot execute binary file

steve@atom:~$ /usr/local/bin/node -v
v0.4.2

steve@atom:~$ sh /usr/local/bin/node -v
/usr/local/bin/node: 1: Syntax error: "(" unexpected

steve@atom:~$ bash /usr/local/bin/node -v
/usr/local/bin/node: /usr/local/bin/node: cannot execute binary file


I've ran out of ideas to try, any advice?
    

asked Sep 18, 2015 by vickeykumar66
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