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When I run the following from the linux command line it works properly and populates the chkconfig.bak file correctly :

#chkconfig --list > chkconfig.bak

But when the command is run from a daily shell script the chkconfig.bak file comes out empty.

Any guesses why this would be happening?

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You will probably need to use the full path to chkconfig

/sbin/chkconfig --list > chkconfig.bak

and you may want to put a full path on the output too.

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Great answer. Thank you. – Haluk Sep 3 '11 at 3:12

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