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# 1  
Old 01-26-2015
Running script in crontab in a specific directory

I am trying to run a script from crontab but the entire script (which is 70+ lines) is written in bash and I need it to run from a certain directory.

So when I run it manually I cd to /local/mnt/scr and then type
Code:
./reordersc

and it works fine.

However, I want it to run from the crontab and I will not be able to cd to the /local/mnt/scr directory myself. How do I tell the script to run from that directory?
# 2  
Old 01-26-2015
By adding a cd /local/mnt/scr command in your script ?
# 3  
Old 01-26-2015
Thanks! I will try this out shortly - seems simple but I overlooked it.
# 4  
Old 01-26-2015
Or in crontab + log the output. Example something like:
Code:
0 1 * * 1-6 (cd /local/mnt/scr; ./reordersc ) >> /local/mnt/scr/cron.log 2>&1

# 5  
Old 01-26-2015
Crontab not using proper profile?

Actually, it is not failing because of the directory, but because of crontab not "finding" the script. I am getting messages when I run the script in crontab such as:

Code:
SHELL = /bin/bash
/local/mnt/scr/reordersc: [[: not found

I checked the script and I've done the following.
1. Used the #!/bin/bash at the top of the script
2. used the path variable to set the proper path.
3. Changed permissions to 755

I tried to run the script from the directory /local/mnt/scr apart from the crontab and it works; using the crontab it fails.

I put the following in the script so it would output to a log file when it ran from the crontab
Code:
echo "PATH = $PATH";
echo "SHELL = $SHELL";

It echoed correctly, but still won't run. Any ideas?
# 6  
Old 01-26-2015
This should be without spaces:
Code:
SHELL=/bin/bash

Did you export the PATH variable?
# 7  
Old 01-26-2015
I did attempt to export it but I get "not a valid identifer."

Code:
export

Code:
 PATH=$PATH:/local/mnt:/usr/sbin

is that the wrong syntax?
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