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Re: [SLE] Cron Jobs
  • From: Donald Henson <wepin@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 09:53:58 -0700
  • Message-id: <1079628837.17703.26.camel@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 2004-03-17 at 20:37, C Hamel wrote:
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> On Wednesday 17 March 2004 21:26, Donald Henson wrote:
> > Before you blow me off, let me say that I've been using Linux for about
> > six months and this is the first time I've had occasion to set up a cron
> > job. And before you tell me to RTFM, I've already done that as well as
> > several exchanges on mailing lists and a couple of online tutorials. I'm
> > here to tell you that I'm confused. You may need to know that I'm
> > running SuSE Linux 9.0, since SuSE appears to handle cron jobs
> > differently than everyone else.
> >
> > All I want to do is run a simple backup job every morning (early). I'm
> > pretty sure that I can set up the crontab entry to do that. What I don't
> > know is where to put it. I've looked at /etc/cron, /etc/cron.daily
> > (contains a number of scripts), etc. Is there an existing script that I
> > modify or do I create one from scratch? I'd really appreciate any
> > assistance here.
> >
> > Don Henson
> Add 'kcron' to your mix. That may help.

That looks like a possibility. Thanks. I'll check it out.

Don Henson



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