I'm trying to get cron to call in the correct PATHs. When I run a Python script from shell the script runs fine as it uses the PATHs set in bashrc but when I use cron all the PATHs are not used from bashrc. Is there a file I can enter the PATHs into for cron like bashrc or a way to call the PATHs from bashrc?
Sorry I don't think I worded this correctly, I can get the correct script to run (meaning the PATH to the script in crontab is not the problem here), it's just when that script is running I run a build and this uses the PATHs set in
/etc/crontab. I used
vi and entered in the PATHs I needed into this file and ran it as root. The normal crontab overwrites PATHs that you have set up. A good tutorial on how to do this is: http://unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/CGI/man-cgi?crontab+5.
The system wide cron file looks like this:
This has the username field, as used by /etc/crontab. # /etc/crontab: system-wide crontab # Unlike any other crontab you don't have to run the `crontab' # command to install the new version when you edit this file. # This file also has a username field, that none of the other crontabs do. SHELL=/bin/sh PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin # m h dom mon dow user command 42 6 * * * root run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily 47 6 * * 7 root run-parts --report /etc/cron.weekly 52 6 1 * * root run-parts --report /etc/cron.monthly 01 01 * * 1-5 root python /path/to/file.py