[CentOS] cron jobs not running

Keith Roberts keith at karsites.net
Sun Jul 31 09:49:26 UTC 2011

On Sun, 31 Jul 2011, Cliff Pratt wrote:

> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> From: Cliff Pratt <enkiduonthenet at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] cron jobs not running
> On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 3:31 PM, John R. Dennison <jrd at gerdesas.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 03:19:01PM +1200, Cliff Pratt wrote:
>>> Tim, the program is run by cron in a different environment to the
>>> standard online environment. Is /bin/alldb a script? If so, *any*
>>> program in the script should have a full path, or the PATH enviroment
>>> variable should be specified in the cron. (see 'man cron').
>> Only execs outside of /bin:/usr/bin need to be fully pathed; cron
>> exports a default PATH of /bin:/usr/bin.
>> Please see "man crontab" for the explanation as to what is going wrong
>> here; look for '%' in the man page.
> Ah! I never knew that! It's a good trap.

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Kind Regards,

Keith Roberts


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