setting a cron job

Jamie Griffin jpg at
Mon Mar 10 00:20:05 UTC 2008

I'm using getmail at the moment, 

i've tried again and the error i'm getting is: 

"/tmp/crontab.1JbJiA/crontab":3: bad hour
errors in crontab file, can't install.
Do you want to retry the same edit?

I'm not sure what that means? 


On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 10:06:56AM +1000, Res wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Mar 2008, Jamie Griffin wrote:
> > I also wanted to ask how i can set a cron job to poll mail at, say, 5 minute intervals.
> >
> > I found an article which says to use 'crontab -e' and add an appropriate line to a text file. However, when i tried this i had a strange error message so aborted the process. I wasn't sure if the given method was for another linux distribution or not.
> What for? fetchmail? If so it has an internal daemon mode, run
> "fetchmail -d 300" ... add it (with full path to be sure) to a 
> system start up script and your done...
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> Cheers
> Res
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