[clug] Braindead shell?

Beveridge, Ross ross.w.beveridge at hp.com
Wed Mar 24 06:40:47 GMT 2004

su - user -c [command]

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Subject: Re: [clug] Braindead shell?

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, 
> ORACLE_HOME 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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