script won't run using cron.d or crontab
Robert.Bossy at jouy.inra.fr
Fri Mar 21 09:01:10 CET 2008
Bjorn Meyer wrote:
> I appologize if this been discussed previously. If so, just point me
> to that information.
> I have done a fair bit of digging, but I haven't found a description
> of what to actually do.
> I have a fairly lengthy script that I am able to run without any
> problems from a shell. My problem is, now I am wanting to get it
> running using crontab or cron.d. It seems that running it this way
> there is a problem with some of the commands that I am using. For
> instance "commands.getoutput" or "os.access". I am assuming that there
> is something missing within the environment that cron runs that fails
> to allow these commands to run.
> If anyone has any information that would help, it would be greatly
From a shell, type:
man 5 crontab
and read carefully. You'll realize that a croned script does not inherit
from the user shell's environment.
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