gio in cronjob
gio provides a nice API to deal with VFS. I am using it to mount a NAS harddrive to use for backups.
The problem is that using it from cronjobs is not straightfoward. I got the
following errors when trying to run
gio info and
gio mount from a cronjob:
gio: smb://internetbox-nas.local/philips%20ufd/: Operation not supported gio: smb://internetbox-nas.local/philips%20ufd/: volume doesn’t implement mount
I didn't find the right answer in Google, so I am sharing it here in case someone else is affected.
The culprit is that cronjobs run in a very limited environment, and
requires some environmental variables to be set. So, just add these to your
user_id to fit your needs,
id -u may be helpful, too.