How can I run a cron command with existing environmental variables?
If I am at a shell prompt I can type
echo $ORACLE_HOME and get a path. This is one of my environmental variables that gets set in my
~/.profile. However, it seems that
~/.profile does not get loaded fron cron scripts and so my scripts fail because the
$ORACLE_HOME variable is not set.
In this question the author mentions creating a
~/.cronfile profile which sets up variables for cron, and then he does a workaround to load all his cron commands into scripts he keeps in his
~/Cron directory. A file like
~/.cronfile sounds like a good idea, but the rest of the answer seems a little cumbersome and I was hoping someone could tell me an easier way to get the same result.
I suppose at the start of my scripts I could add something like
source ~/.profile but that seems like it could be redundant.
So how can I get make my cron scripts load the variables from my interactive-shell profile?