[Nelug] cron and ssh

Martin Ward Martin.Ward at durham.ac.uk
Mon Sep 22 15:36:01 UTC 2003

On Monday 22 Sep 2003 3:01 pm, Andrew Hatch wrote:
> Any ideas why this script will work fine on a command line, but not return
> when the script is executed via cron? 

Whenever this happens, the first thing to check is your PATH:
cron does not run your .profile or .cshrc or whatever:
cron scripts are executed with a very limited default path.

Either set PATH in the script, or fully qualify the names of any called
programs (such as ssh in your example).


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