Crontab Question

Doug McIntyre merlyn at
Wed Apr 10 21:44:12 UTC 2019

No. Your CWD can't be copied to a PATH variable.

For cronjobs, assume nothing. Hard code all path names. Assume the
only things in the PATH are /bin:/usr/bin, otherwise give full path
names to the programs you want to run. Assume no environmental variables
are set, assume you are on the most basic setup possible (because you are).

On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 04:34:49PM -0500, Software Info wrote:
> I see. I had however copied the output of env to the etc/crontab PATH line. Wouldn’t that care for an environment issue though?
> Regards
> SI
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> From: Jonathan Chen
> Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 4:23 PM
> To: Software Info
> Cc: freebsd-stable at
> Subject: Re: Crontab Question
> On Thu, 11 Apr 2019 at 09:14, Software Info <softwareinfojam at> wrote:
> >
> > OK. So although the script is located in my home directory, it doesn’t start there?
> Correct. You cannot make any assumptions about the environment.
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> Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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