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Re: [SLE] Cron Jobs
  • From: Donald Henson <wepin@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 10:28:52 -0700
  • Message-id: <1079630931.17697.39.camel@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 2004-03-18 at 08:19, Jim Westbrook wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Carlos E. R." <robin1.listas@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "SuSE Linux E" <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 21:34
> Subject: Re: [SLE] Cron Jobs
>
>
> >
> > The Wednesday 2004-03-17 at 20:26 -0700, Donald Henson wrote:
> >
> > > 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.
> >
> > Not there. Simply issue "crontab -e" as the user you want to run your job
> > as. Those diretories you mentioned work diferently, you can not choose the
> > exact hour they are run: only once a day, a week, etc.
> >
> > If you are not happy with vi as an editor, use instead "EDITOR=mcedit
> > crontab -e" (or any other editor you like, but not an X one).
>
> Another option is to use the 'read from file' option of crontab. Use whatever editor you prefer to create a file (I use cronset) which contains the necessary instructions for crontab. Then, you execute crontab passing it the filename as the only parameter.
>
> $ crontab cronset
>
> JimW
>
Thanks. I'll put that one in my list as well.

Don Henson



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