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Re: Cron and shells

On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 11:20:08AM -0600, Tim Grossner wrote:
> Does anyone know, under SunOS 5.8,  what SHELL a process called from a
> crontab file runs under? csh, maybe?

Probably /bin/sh, which is a really sucky, more-or-less original
Bourne shell on older versions of Solaris.

You should be able to change that by putting
"SHELL=/path/to/something/better" in your crontab though...  (That
works on Vixie cron.  I don't have Solaris man pages handy to

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