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How does Automic determine the SHELL's PATH

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Article ID: 201331

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Products

CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine

Issue/Introduction

How does Automic determine the SHELL's PATH for a Unix/Linux job?

Environment

Release : 12.3

Component : AUTOMATION ENGINE

Resolution

An Automic Unix/Linux SHELL PATH is determined by:

  • We look in our ini file and see if the parameter "shell_pfad" is being used
  • If the parameter is not defined, we use the user's PATH to find the SHELL.
  • If there is no PATH environmental variable defined, we look for the SHELL in the user's /bin directory
  • If no SHELL is defined on the job, we use the SHELL definition in the /etc/passwd for the user who is executing the job.