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# 8  
Old 05-27-2010

Originally Posted by rrstone
I am not sure that difference between bash and sh ( BTW check what really /bin/sh is ! It can be link ) will garble your output .
Yes, what you doubted is right, it's a link.

/bin/sh -> bash

So it's not the one which mess up my output. My mind is above the charset defined for crontab execution and the normal ones. I am not pretty sure this is the key and if that is where these are defined. Any idea?
# 9  
Old 05-28-2010
Try putting
. ~/.profile

at the beginning of your script.
# 10  
Old 05-30-2010

I can't see a .profile file in my home. What's the code or settings to be done inside the .profile file if an creating one in my home?

---------- Post updated at 08:24 AM ---------- Previous update was at 05:08 AM ----------

Hi Guys,
I identified the problem, the problem is due to the incorrect value for the variable 'LC_CTYPE' in crontab's environment which deals with charset conversions.

I added the line in the file /etc/environment

for the crontab to use it while executing scripts. It will have the same effect, if we add this line into /etc/security/pam_env.conf file as well.

The crontab will pick up env settings from these two files.

Thanks for all your help, much appreciated.

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