Shell scripting woes.

Jan Grant Jan.Grant at
Thu Feb 26 03:01:46 PST 2004

On Wed, 25 Feb 2004, Mathias Haas wrote:

> Oh my! What stupidity! Of course. I'm afraid sometimes my DOS-roots are
> revealed...  Thanks!

In general, you ought to be aware that cron sets up only a minimal
environment. If you want your scripts to run predictably then you
probably ought to ensure the first thing they do is to recreate the
environment you're after: setting $PATH, the working directory, umask,
and so on.

jan grant, ILRT, University of Bristol.
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