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Re: What is the correct way to set up login environment in crontab?


From: Peng Yu
Subject: Re: What is the correct way to set up login environment in crontab?
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 10:29:52 -0600

On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 7:45 AM, Greg Wooledge <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 08, 2011 at 09:46:37PM -0600, Peng Yu wrote:
>> I need to use cron to run some job. I know that cron only set up very
>> basic environment. I'd like to duplicate my login environment.
>
> Just source /etc/profile and your ~/.bash_profile or ~/.profile (or
> whatever) from the script that your cron job executes.
>
> Personally I would advise against this.  Login environments are for
> interactive logins, not cron jobs.

I sourced my ~/.bashrc, which source some other files. It seems the
environment variables defined in these files are not seen with env.
Why is so?


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Regards,
Peng



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