While working on a cron job issue, one of the customers wanted to know if they can run the SUA command through a task scheduler instead of cron job. Below are few steps which we can run from the korn/C shell on a system which has subsystem for Unix installed along with SUA SDK package.
Now, regarding the question of running SUA commands through task scheduler, yes we can run it. The syntax which you need to put on a notepad is:
“c:\WINDOWS\posix.exe /u /c /bin/ksh -l -c /dev/fs/C/Windows/SUA/bin/ls > c:\test.txt”
The above command will run the ‘ls’ command and dump the output to C:\test.txt. Similarly, one can tweak the command as per their requirement. Once done, we need to save the notepad as somename.cmd (.cmd is a must).
The open the task scheduler (Programs ==> Accessories ==> System tools ==>Task Scheduler
The under the Actions tab, select the appropriate .cmd file and start the task schedule.
More inputs on task scheduler can be found in: