Path And 'cron'
wblock at wonkity.com
Tue Feb 21 06:51:03 PST 2006
On Mon, 20 Feb 2006, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
> In case you're interested (or anyone else listening), it seems that
> 'chown' likes to live in /usr/sbin - i.e., A place not in the default
> path. As it happens, a root cron task is trying to run a script
> that uses 'chown' and is thus failing. I can change the PATH just
> for root's crontab and solve the problem. I was just curious if there
> was a way to more broadly modify the defaults used by cron.
The standard solution would be to use a full path to the command in the
script (/usr/sbin/chown). If it's used in multiple locations, defining
it as a shell variable makes it maintainable:
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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