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Date:      Wed, 4 Oct 2006 13:43:25 +0100
From:      RW <list-freebsd-2004@morbius.sent.com>
To:        Free BSD Questions list <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Strange cron behavior
Message-ID:  <200610041343.26488.list-freebsd-2004@morbius.sent.com>
In-Reply-To: <20061004000523.GA5229@teddy.fas.com>
References:  <20061004000523.GA5229@teddy.fas.com>

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On Wednesday 04 October 2006 01:05, stan wrote:
> I'm having a hard time getting cron to run a task. I've run crontab -e
> (as root), and added the following line:
>
> 12 * * * * /usr/local/bin/mirror_ubuntu
>
> This script runs from teh command line. Now I've seen plenty of
> strange beahviour because of the limited environment cron tasks
> get, but a basic "echo "test" >> /tmp/stan isn't even creating
> the file.

You can set environmental variables in the crontab file, see crontab(5)




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