cron problems finally resolved
Fri Sep 26 15:54:00 GMT 2003
On Fri, 26 Sep 2003, Ãyvind Harboe wrote:
> After much knashing of teeth, I've finally figured out
> what made my cron scripts fail:
> In a normal shell, the /usr/bin is in at the front of
> the $PATH.
> When cron runs as a cygrunsrv service /usr/bin is at the
> end of the $PATH.
> In my case, I had a Windows version of "tar" that being executed
> instead of CygWins "tar", but only when run from within cron
> as a service.
> My workaround was to launch the subcript in question via "bash":
> bash --login -i -c "sh /cygdrive/c/foo/backup.sh"
> This is not the first time I've run into $PATH problems between
> Windows and CygWin. Something to look out for.
FWIW, you don't have to invoke "sh" since you're already invoking bash,
i.e., you could change your invocation to
bash --login -i -c "cygdrive/c/foo/backup.sh"
(or even without a -c)... Take a look at the "-e" option to cygrunsrv --
it might help. Also, the following thread might be of interest:
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