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Re: Launch a windows application from crontab
Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> Ciro wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've created a script, wich ends with the following line:
>> notepad <PATH>/test.txt
>> I've run the script and it works fine, the notepad opens the file and
>> for me to close the window to exit. But when I run it from cron it
>> work, can someone give me a hand on this?
> Looking at '/var/log/cron.log' and the event log can be helpful in these
> You should check the following:
> 1. Does the environment that 'cron' runs in have '/windows/system32' in
> it? Probably it does but it's always good practice to fully-qualify
> utilities used by services rather than assuming things will be set
> in the environment the way you need them.
> 2. Services don't have access to the desktop by default. You have to
> ask for it. On OS < Vista, you can specify '-i' to cygrunsrv when
> it installs 'cron' (with '/usr/bin/cron-config') or you can go to
> the "Services" applet under the "Adminstative Tools" in the "Control
> Panel" to find the "Cron daemon" and change this. Double-click on
> it and go to the "Log On" tab. Check "Allow service to interact
> desktop". On Vista and above, complain to MS. ;-)
> (2) is the likely resolution to your problem.
> Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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> A: Yes.
> > Q: Are you sure?
> >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
> >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?
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It works fine now, thanks very much for your answer!
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