cron job don't work correct

Todde todde.h@web.de
Thu Sep 7 06:56:00 GMT 2006



René Berber-2 wrote:
> 
> Todde wrote:
>> 
>> Igor Peshansky wrote:
>>> On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, Todde wrote:
>>>
>>>> With cygwin i want run a daily script that should build my source every
>>>> day.
>>>> I want do that with a cron job.
>>>> [snip]
>>>>
>>>> Here is the problem:
>>>> But i.e. if i call another script from the cronscript.sh it don't work
>>>> as a cronjob but it work when i enter it on the command line.
>>>>
>>>> [snip]
>>>> Any ideas why the behaviour is so different between command line and
>>>> cron
>>>> job ??
>>> Cron runs with different environment settings than your command line
>>> (which uses a login shell).  You will need to either specify paths to
>>> executables explicitly in your cron scripts, or run them using the login
>>> bash shell (e.g., use this in your cron script:
>>>
>>> /bin/bash -l -c "check.sh"
> [snip]
>> Hi Igor,
>> Thx for the answer. 
>> Is there a possibility to set the cron environment variables in a file
>> (i.e.
>> crontab file)
> 
> To complement the other replies, the version of cron included with Cygwin
> let's
> you define environment variables inside crontab.
> 
>> to  get always the same behaviour between cron and bash shell
>> when i start cygwin? And which variables (settings) must i set ?
> 
> That' something only you know, i.e. depends on what you are doing.
> -- 
> René Berber
> 
> Hi guys,
> thanks for the help. I add the environment variables "SHELL=/bin/bash" and
> "PATH=/bin:/etc:/usr/sbin" directly in my crontab file. Now it works fine.
> 
> Todde
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