I have some commands in my .profile that I want to invoke from my crontab.
For example, if I have,
alias notify-me="~/bin/notify.pl -u user1" alias notify-team="~/bin/notify.pl -u user1 user2 user3 user4 ...."
I'd like to just invoke the alias
0 11 * * * notify-team
so if the list in my .profile is updated, I don't have to update the crontab, too. However, I don't seem to be able to use aliases in my crontab. Is there a work around?
I tried the suggestions here to set up the environment (e.g. /bin/bash -lc and the script-wrapper script). It seems like that works for scripts but not aliases.