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In UNIX how does one execute the .profile in PERL running from CRON

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Contributed by Zombie rcetnar on Aug 10, 2001 at 16:39 UTC
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I am trying to get the ORACLE parameters from the .profile to be execute, when running the PERL program from CRON. Currently I am reading the .profile and doing ENV to change the environment setting for Oracle home, base, etc. Is there another way to execute the .profile so I get all system parameters for that user executing the Perl program through CRON. I tried using the system command and that didn't work. Any help would be appreicated. Thanks Ron

Answer: In UNIX how does one execute the .profile in PERL running from CRON
contributed by davorg

You include the profile execution in the command that you put in your crontab. Something like this will work:

. /home/me/.profile && my_script
Answer: In UNIX how does one execute the .profile in PERL running from CRON
contributed by tilly

You can get your regular working shell environment with the code that I have at RE (tilly) 3: Get default login environment.

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