Path And 'cron'

James Long list at
Tue Feb 21 15:10:20 PST 2006

> Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 09:25:11 -0600
> From: Tim Daneliuk <tundra at>
> Subject: Re: Path And 'cron'
> To: Warren Block <wblock at>
> Cc: freebsd-questions at
> Message-ID: <43FB30D7.5080509 at>
> The problem in this case is that it is not a shell script I own
> or maintain - it is the shell script provided with 'nessus' to update
> its plugins.  I could certainly modify the script, but then I'd have
> to remember to do this every time I upgraded the program.  I prefer
> "fire and forget" solutions that take care of themselves automatically.
> Hence my desire to be able to change the default path cron uses in
> some config file....

Forgive me for missing the early parts of this thread, but why
not just put a PATH directive in your crontab?

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