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Re: Crontab runs fine in cmd line not via CRON for expect scripts
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 23:37:42 -0400
- Subject: Re: Crontab runs fine in cmd line not via CRON for expect scripts
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
I'm new here so please bear with me. I have a server running Windows Server
2003 Std Edition w/ SP2 and for whatever reason I cannot get CRON to execute
my expect scripts. If I run them manually they run just fine. Another
co-worker has some perl scripts that kick off without any issues, can
someone tell me why Cygwin won't execute them. I'm including a copy of
crontab below, Thanks!
Typically when scripts run fine from the command line and not from 'cron',
it's because they explicitly or implicitly depend on some environment
settings (i.e. variables) that aren't available when 'cron' runs. The
typical solution is to make sure that you include those environment settings
in your scripts or your crontab. FWIW, this is not a Cygwin specific issue.
The same thing would happen to you running the script from 'cron' on other
platforms. So if you find that this is indeed your problem, you may want
to review the man pages for 'cron' and/or other 'cron' documentation.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
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Holliston, MA 01746
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