in reply to Re: system call in crontab
in thread system call in crontab

It sounds like you understand what I need to do...
Ok I told perl to do this as a test...send my variable name to a test.txt file and it worked:
system("echo $pic > test.txt");

so that is how I know cron is working and it is running the perl script...but I think it has a problem with me running feh...can you elaborate more on how I can set these variables and where?
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