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Add PATH variable to crontab

Jason Brown shared this idea 20 months ago
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As a user of the cPanel interface, I would like the "Add New Cron Job" feature to add the user's current PATH variable to the crontab so that the exact link to binaries do not need to be called.


Currently, by default, if you add a cronjob, the only PATH used is the following:

 /usr/bin:/bin

This causes crons dependent on binaries and scripts that aren't in these locations to require the full path.


An example of a typical user's PATH would be this:

/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/lib/path-bin:/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/opt/cpanel/composer/bin:/home/user/.local/bin:/home/user/bin

Implementing this change would allow users to set "git" as the cron command rather than /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/lib/path-bin/git

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