Run cron jobs with environmental variables for an account

A common error for configuring cron is to use environmental variables for an account in the cron command. However, cron will run the commands without these variables defined. In the crontab -e, adding . $HOME/.profile before the commands play the trick. For example: 0 */8 * * * . $HOME/.profile; ~/bin/my-command Cron is started by […]