setting a cron job

Jamie Griffin jpg at gmx.com
Mon Mar 10 01:24:27 UTC 2008


Thanks for your help, i've got it sorted now. 

Much appreciated.

Jamie

On Sun, Mar 09, 2008 at 09:15:50PM -0400, Paul wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 9, 2008 at 9:01 PM, Jamie Griffin <jpg at gmx.com> wrote:
> 
> > ok... I've managed to edit the file successfully but now it doesn't seem
> > to run. I've added the line:
> >
> > 2 * * * * * /usr/bin/getmail
> >
> > to the file but it's not fetching mail, or doesn't appear to be. Does it
> > look as though there's something wrong with what i've done?
> >
> > Jamie
> 
> 
> 
> There are 5 units of time you can enter.  Each is represented by an asterisk
> like so:
> 
> Minute
> Hour
> Day of month
> Month
> Day of Week
> 
> So if there are 5 asterisks, like in your example, it will run your command
> every second of every hour of every day of every month.

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