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Re: [vox-tech] cron and user environment
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Re: [vox-tech] cron and user environment



On Mon, 1 Sep 2003, Jay Strauss wrote:

> How can I setup my environment from a cron job?  
> 
> I tried:
> 
> * * * * * . ~/.bash_profile; env > ~/env.out
> 
> but the second command doesn't run.
> 
> Currently to workaround I schedule the job from root and do:
> su - <username> -c ~/bin/thing
> 
> but don't really want to have to schedule stuff as root.

Do you have a blank line after your crontab entry?

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Research Engineer (Solar/Batteries            O.O#.       #.O#.  with
/Software/Embedded Controllers)               .OO#.       .OO#.  rocks...2k
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