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Old 06-06-2002
Cron problem?

here's the scoop..

I have a ksh shell script written, that when I run it manually, it works wonderful, when I let it run via cron, it runs (tells me I have it set up correctly) but yet it doesn't run correctly (it only runs part of the commands with the script). what gives?

I've got the #!/bin/ksh thing in the begining of my script....

thanks in advance!

# 2  
Old 06-06-2002
In the script, are you using the full path to all of the command?
# 3  
Old 06-07-2002
I tried that and still no luck. I think the issue lies in an enviroment variable though the line of code that isn't executing is that of another application. I fully qualified the path and still no luck...
# 4  
Old 06-07-2002
If you suspect a possible environment issue, try turning on xtrace ("#/bin/ksh -x") mode inside of your script and letting cron run it. All the trace will then be mailed to you by the cron scheduler. Examining that may show you what is the issue.

Alternatively you can have the cron dump all "visible" output to a couple of log files.

#cron entry
01 * * * * /scriptpath/script >/logs/good.out 2>/logs/badout

(substitute the appropriate schedule of course)

Lastly, unless your .profile has some interactive (requires responses from you) elements you could always source that at the beginning of your script
#capture any command line params first
# etc
. ${HOME}/.profile

(is what I do for most of my scripts at work)

That way the environment is the same under cron and when you run it manually.

Just suggestions

Good luck.
# 5  
Old 06-07-2002
thanks Random! sourceing my .profile fixed it!!
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