Question: When job running from CRON, where does it get
Question: When job running from CRON, where does it get the
value for the path evironment variable?
3.2.5 on a C10
Where does cron get its path to execute programs in c shell?
I responded with "cron is intended to run with limited environment
information and the path should be provided in crontab as absolute
paths to each item to be referenced and within the scripts that
I told him that I was not aware of a place he could set the path
for cron jobs to run.
Tom did not bring up that it was c shell until I had given him the
I told him that I do not know of a place to set the path variable
for cron for k or c shells.
I told him that I would research this including checking the source
code but that did not satisfy him.
Left voice mail for Tom telling him that the file /etc/environment
provides environment information for all processes including cron.
So cron gets its path there when is cron is started.
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Dated: April 1996 Category: N/A
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