Questions about the crontab.
peidran at u.washington.edu
Sat Dec 22 15:38:14 PST 2001
man 5 crontab
displays an explanation of the structure and syntax of the crontab file.
On Sat, Dec 22, 2001 at 01:17:01AM -0800, C. Mills wrote:
> If your root you can just put this in /etc/crontab
> # m h dom mon dow user command
> */10 * * * * root /path/script.pl
> Make sure you have
> or whatever on the first line of your perl script.
> If you don't have root access you can make your own crontab, see
> man crontab
> If you run "crontab -e" you can put that line in your own crontab.
> On Fri, 21 Dec 2001, Mark-Nathaniel Weisman wrote:
> > Mike,
> > Don't mean to bother you, but I've got a question regarding the
> > crontab. I've done a little reading and I'm hoping you can make sense
> > of editing the crontab with pico. I want to add a function that will
> > fire a .pl script every 10 minutes. Would you be so kind as to
> > demonstrate the steps to do this. Right now I just moved the .cgi
> > script into the /etc/cron.hourly directory and left it at that.
> > Unsure of what to do from here. Help, please. I'd greatly appreciate
> > it.
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