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Re: [SLE] CRON
  • From: <dog@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 10:16:13 -0500 (CDT)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.31.0108271008540.32152-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
ill try
if you want to something to run every hour or day or week or month,
just write a little script and put it in /etc/cron.daily or
/etc/cron.hourly, etc. the script can be anything, say if you want to
set your system time via ntp every day, just do this

echo "ntpdate -b -s some.ntp.server" > /etc/cron.daily/settime.cron
chmod 700 /etc/cron.daily/settime.cron

now, if you want to do things every minute or every 12 minutes or every
3rd monday or something like that, you will use the crontab file
/etc/crontab

the syntax for crontab entries are like
* * * * * /path/to/script/to/run

where the *'s represent

minute of hour

hour of day

day of month

month

day of week

or i think thats how it goes

so if you want to run a script every 10 minutes, you could do something
like
* */10 * * * root /home/dog/myscript.sh



On Mon, 27
Aug 2001, Ray Booysen wrote:

>Is there anyone who can help me understand how to use cron to do events at
>certain times.
>
>Thanks
>Ray Booysen
>
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