I created a script which takes the IP configuration as input

ifconfig | /usr/bin/python "/home/michel/Python/sendIp.py"

When i type that in in the command prompt, the script gets executed well, and the result of the ifconfig script is available in my script.

However, when I insert it in my cron (with crontab -e) like this, it does not read the ifconfig input

* * * * * ifconfig | /usr/bin/python "/home/michel/Python/sendIp.py"

The input is read in the script like this: data = sys.stdin.read()

  • Well, as i new user on these kind of things, the 'possible' duplicate list didn't help me much. I was more helped by Jasons answer – Michel Feb 22 '13 at 21:23

Try using the full path to ifconfig in your cronjob.

[~]: which ifconfig
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    Wicked, that works! – Michel Feb 22 '13 at 20:09

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