[ubuntu-uk] Scheduling a reboot of Ubuntu?

Alex Birchall A.Birchall at mdx.ac.uk
Mon Jun 15 12:50:04 BST 2009


I'd like to schedule a reboot of my Ubuntu server.

When I type sudo crontab -l at the prompt, the following is displayed:

#m h dom mon dow	command
40 12 * * 0-7 eprints reboot

As I understand it, this should mean that at 40 minutes past 12 each day
the user eprints will issue the command reboot.

The problem is, nothing appears to be happening.

Do I need to specify the user?

Should the entries be separated by spaces, or tabs?

Any advice gratefully received.

Best regards,

Alex Birchall
Library Systems Manager
The Sheppard Library
Middlesex University
The Burroughs
London NW4 4BT

Tel:  +44 (0)20 8 411 5235
Mob:  07765 237 570

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