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Old 02-05-2002
gzip in shell script called by cron

I'm puzzled by this one. I hope you can explain it to me.

I have a ksh shell script that gzips a file among other things. This works perfectly fine when the script is manually run through a shell. However, when the same script is run through cron, it does everything correctly, but it will not gzip! Is there something basic I'm overlooking?

This is on a Solaris 8 box.
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Old 02-05-2002
Can you post the crontab entry, the script (or the portion that deals with the gzip)?

First thing I would look for is that the gzip command is in your path (you don't say it starts and errors so one has to assume it does not run) when a script is run in cron. Are you getting output from the cron? Can you add a line to show the PATH variable (echo $PATH or env)?
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Old 02-05-2002
Thanks thehoghunter.

I put the complete path for gzip in the shell script, and now it works manually and through cron.

I shoulda caught that Smilie

Thanks again!!

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