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crontab does not find firefox running java app rus3439 msg:3622367 4:48 am on Apr 9, 2008 (gmt 0) Hi,
I have a java app that opens up a firefox browser and then does some checking on the page. When I run the java app from the command line in linux it works fine, but when I do the same with crontab I get the error saying that firefox-bin can't be found.
Do I specify the absolute PATH to the firefox in the crontab file?
Any solutions are appreciated.
mcavic msg:3622368 4:52 am on Apr 9, 2008 (gmt 0)
Yes, just specify the path in the crontab.
Cron doesn't automatically run your account's profile, so it'll be missing certain paths like /usr/local/bin.
rus3439 msg:3622371 5:02 am on Apr 9, 2008 (gmt 0)
same format as in .bashrc?
* * * * /blah
mcavic msg:3624624 3:27 pm on Apr 11, 2008 (gmt 0)
* * * * /opt/firefox2/blah
Or if you need to, you can do
* * * * /home/blah/script.sh
And in script.sh you can set the path variable and do whatever else you need to.