Cron with Wine

Brett Simpson Simpsonb at
Wed Oct 17 08:55:06 CDT 2001

I am currently using Windows self extractor from the command line and it works great to convert zip files to windows exe's. The issue I'm having is if I try and cron this through a shell scipt it complains with the following

+ wine '/usr/share/wine-c/Program Files/WinZip Self-Extractor/WinZIPse.EXE' /y /le /overwrite 'Z:\home\mcsops\scripts\ctyctr4\sys\chhs\GROUPS\ED3TPA\'
x11drv: Can't open display: 

This command works great when I run the shell script manually it just gives me the error when I add it to cron. I'm currently running Redhat 7.2 with Wine build 20010629 under KDE 2.2.1.


Brett Simpson
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