Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Wed Aug 31 18:07:00 GMT 2011

On 8/25/2011 6:27 AM, kishore wrote:
> Larry Hall (Cygwin<reply-to-list-only-lh<at>>  writes:
>> On 8/24/2011 12:08 PM, mramakishore<at> wrote:
>>> HI,
>>> I am sucessed to run the Perl script which uses Net::SSH::Expect
>>> package from the cygwin command prompt. but i am scheduled the same
>>> script through crontab but script is breaking in middle.
>> <snip>
>>> can you help me as early as possible..
>> First, have you ensured that you set up the same environment for your
>> script when run by 'crond' as you have with the interactive shell?
>> This is a common problem for users of Cron and is not Cygwin-specific.
>> I would suggest pursuing this first if you have not already verified
>> that this is not the problem.
>> Second, if you're accessing any network shares, this won't work by
>> default.  See<>
>> Third, you have both MSYS and Cygwin in your path.  You should make sure
>> that only Cygwin is in the path that 'crond' sees and uses.  I'd say the
>> same about Perl.
> Hi,
>     How can i setup the interactive shell environment when i am running the
> same throught the cron.
> i done with PATH=/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:. in cron file other then that what i have
> to do.

You have to set all the dependencies of your script for your script.
You'll need to determine this through some experimentation but usually
it comes down to a few key environment variables like PATH, HOME, etc.



A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
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