[clug] Braindead shell?

gbj at theforce.com.au gbj at theforce.com.au
Wed Mar 24 06:20:17 GMT 2004

cron starts with an empty environment

You can set environment variables in crontab itself such as:


00 * * * * echo :)

Hope this helps

Grahame Jordan

> So I have a Perl script that works perfectly when run from my login, but
> it complains
> bitterly when run in cron where it can't find stuff like FlexLM and
> Oracle.
> Is there an easy means of (temporarily) nuking PATH, LD_LIBRARY_PATH,
> and all the other assumed variables within an xterm? That is, easier than
> writing another script
> to un-set and re-set them?
> Thanks,
> Antti

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