cron job don't work correct

Igor Peshansky
Fri Sep 1 14:22:00 GMT 2006

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 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 ""

).  It's usually better to go with explicit paths, though.
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