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Re: /tmp running out of space



On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 12:03:47PM +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 January 2007 11:48, Ed Greshko wrote:
> > Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > I have a problem, Steve.  Running that command from a root konsole works
> > > fine, so I set it to run as a cron job every Wednesday.  Now I find that
> > > from both boxes where I set this up I'm getting root emails that say
> > >
> > > /bin/sh: tmpwatch: command not found
> > >
> > > What could be wonrg?
> >
> > Use the full pathname.  /usr/sbin/tmpwatch
> >
> Thanks, Ed.  That seems to have cured it - at least 'Run now' worked fine.  I 
> just assumed that it would be on root's path, so didn't need the full 
> pathname.
> 
> Anne

Anne:

You may find it helpful to look at the man page for crontab(5) (man 5 crontab), as it tells how to set up a proper environment for cron jobs. The implication is that you don't have a full envrionment set up when cron runs a job.

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