Specify PATH Variable in the Crontab

All the above examples we specified absolute path of the Linux command or the shell-script that needs to be executed.

For example, instead of specifying /home/ramesh/tape-backup, if you want to just specify tape-backup, then add the path /home/ramesh to the PATH variable in the crontab as shown below.

ramesh@dev-db$ crontab -l

PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/home/ramesh

@yearly annual-maintenance
*/10 * * * * check-disk-space

[Note: Crontab of the current logged in user with PATH variable]