I'm probably doing something remarkably stupid, but I can't figure out what.
Running Ubuntu Server 12.04 on a cloud host (Digital Ocean, if it matters). All shell scripts do absolutely nothing and just return immediately to the prompt, without error, warning or even a wag of the middle finger.
start-stop-daemons scripts will not run from command line with "./script-name", not just cron
execute bit is set
shell is /bin/bash
user is root
tried changing #!/bin/sh to #!/bin/bash
tried not using dash by
scripts are being parsed -- if I edit it to something illegal, I get errors
Running out of ideas...
Is there some reason I just wouldn't be seeing the output?
strace -f, its output might be useful.