Run Bash From Cron

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This might be a bit OT, but I’ve never had to do this before and what I’ve googled doesn’t seem to be working.

I have an ansible playbook that I’m working on that I want to run as a cronjob.  One task I’m having trouble with is where I have a text file with lines like:

rd.pl “blah blah”
rd.pl “blah blah blah”

This text file has to be ‘executed’ using ‘bash filename.txt’. (Don’t ask why, I’m working on code that isn’t mine.) When I run the playbook in a console this bit works perfectly.  However, when it’s being run from cron, it dies with ‘rd.pl: command not found’.  My original thought is that cron’s $PATH is missing the location to this rd.pl file (it’s in
/root/bin), so one suggestion from the Google was to add the path into
/etc/crontab, but I’m still having the same problem.  At this stage, I’ve no idea what to try next.  Any ideas?

For the record, this was the only option to handle the task I’m having issues with inside cron.


Mark Haney Network Engineer at NeoNova
919-460-3330 option 1
mark.haney@neonova.net www.neonova.net

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