[nycphp-talk] cgi from cron

Rolan Yang rolan at
Fri Apr 18 13:42:22 EDT 2003

Does your script make relative (vs absolute) references to files?
There is a possibility that when you're testing, there are directories
included in your PATH, that aren't when cron runs.

Sometimes you have to do dirty scripting stuff to get things working 
For example, the old RealServer daemon use to require starting from the
"/usr/local/realserver" directory and then running "bin/rmserver"
so I had to create something silly like "cd /usr/local/realserver; 

Tim Sailer wrote:

>On Fri, Apr 18, 2003 at 12:42:41PM -0400, max goldberg wrote:
>>are you making sure you it's using the same binary as the one you are
>>using from the command line. and it's in the user's path etc?
>>maybe you are using the cli binary as opposed to the cgi binary?
>I always use explicit paths in cron. I cut-n-paste the command part
>from crontab to the commandline, and it runs. I'm confused.

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